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[Lat.,=point], the use of special signs in writing to clarify how words are used; the term also refers to the signs themselves. In every language, besides the sounds of the words that are strung together there are other features, such as tone, accent, and pauses,
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Dash

 

a punctuation mark in the form of a straight horizontal line (—). In the European writing systems, it has a space at either side.

In Russian punctuation, the dash indicates a pause between words or parts of a sentence. It is also used to emphasize intonations in written dialogue that are caused by the emotionality of utterances, and is used between a subject and predicate to replace a copula. In addition, the dash separates direct speech and introductory words from the rest of the sentence and separates coordinating conjunctions to emphasize contrast. The dash must be distinguished from the hyphen.

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dash

A flight made at a very high, or near maximum permissible, speed without taking into consideration high fuel consumption. A dash may be made in enemy territory at very low heights, ignoring high fuel consumption temporarily.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Amazon Dash

Virtual or physical buttons from Amazon that initiate an order to Amazon.com. Introduced in 2015 as part of the Amazon Prime membership and designed to make replenishing common household items easier, Dash buttons are programmed by the user to order a product. A number of staples including soap, paper products, diapers and soft drinks were selected for the initial service.

The Dash Replenishment Service (DRS)
Dash buttons let vendors create easy product reordering for their customers. See Amazon Echo and AmazonFresh.


Press, Click or Tap the Dash Button
A physical button (top) can be placed on or near an appliance; however, users must confirm orders to keep children from making purchases. Virtual buttons (bottom) are added to a user's Amazon Web page or mobile app. (Images courtesy of Amazon.com.)


Press, Click or Tap the Dash Button
A physical button (top) can be placed on or near an appliance; however, users must confirm orders to keep children from making purchases. Virtual buttons (bottom) are added to a user's Amazon Web page or mobile app. (Images courtesy of Amazon.com.)

dashboard

(1) See Mac Dashboard.

(2) A software-based control panel for one or more applications, network devices or industrial machines. Dashboards may display simulated gauges and dials that look like an automobile dashboard or a factory assembly line, or they may show business graphics such as pie charts, bar charts and graphs. An executive dashboard provides managers with an overview of the business, summarizing all pertinent data in one or two screens. The term may also be used to refer to any control panel application. See HMI.

(3) (Dashboard) An earlier Windows utility from Starfish Software that provided a centralized control panel for launching applications, finding files and viewing system resources. Originally developed by HP, it was later acquired by Starfish, a subsidiary of Nokia.
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Although hundreds of fans queued for hours to meet the singer, he only stayed for 30 minutes before dashing off to catch a plane to Dublin.
THE Godolphin team was greeted by a mixture of sunshine and showers on an early visit to Racecourse Side yesterday before dashing off for activities at York.
Three officers arrived but the gang made a run for it, hurling a cash till at an officer and causing a wound which needed stitches, before dashing off in different directions.
Cornelius Baker joined Kaiser Permanente's managed care health maintenance plan in Washington, D.C., a year and a half ago, he was set up with a general practitioner who responded to Baker's blood-test readings by dashing off a prescription for AZT.
She told Meridian TV's 7 Days show: "He said customers were rushing to their offices and dashing off letters of complaint.
One of her exits was memorable: flinging her arms over her head in an exuberant port de bras, she grandly punctuated the music before dashing off.
PERHAPS new dad Simon Cowell is dashing off to grab some extra nappies As girlfriend Lauren Silverman took their newborn son Eric to meet her pals, the X Factor boss was snapped shooting off on a scooter.