oblique stroke


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oblique stroke

(character)
"/". Common names include: (forward) slash; stroke; ITU-T: slant; oblique stroke. Rare: diagonal; solidus; over; slak; virgule; INTERCAL: slat.

Commonly used as the division operator in programming, and to separate the components in Unix pathnames, and hence also in URLs. Also used to delimit regular expressions in several programs.
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Vertical and oblique strokes are the only strokes used for press-open strokes.
33, hieroglyphic text: delete oblique strokes at the beginnings of lines 3, 4, and 5.