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pound sign

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number sign

In some programming languages, the number sign (#), also called the "pound sign" and "hash sign," is used as a not-equals symbol. For example, the expression if amount # 500 means "if amount not equal to 500." See hash sign.
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In my 1917 Corona, above the "L" key is a pound sign (#).
NECC chief executive James Ramsbotham, who was part of the giant pound sign, said: "We have events throughout the year to mark our 200th anniversary, but this was definitely one of the most unusual.
It used the number or the pound sign, officially known as the octothorpe, as its symbol.
Folk too pie-eyed to stand need looking after not seen simply as a pound sign. The risks of it all going pear-shaped are huge.
You can still donate and help them reach their pounds 100,000 target by going to www.mascarathon.co.uk, or texting BENE02 pounds (and your number of pounds, and don't forget the space before the pound sign) to 70070.
Heydon Prowse is shown on a Youtube film digging a pound sign in Duncan's lawn, then filling it in with flowers.
As part of the chamber's 200th anniversary celebrations, 327 business people from around the region formed a giant pound sign to promote inward investment into the North East.
SIR - Peter Hain (The Western Mail, December 31) does not further the debate about whether Britain should replace the pound with the euro when he claims all that will be different in practical terms is that instead of having a note with the Queen's head on one side and the pound sign on the other there will be a note with the Queen's head on one side and the euro sign on the other.
No sum was written after the pound sign. Did that mean it was free?
Simply text EITC06 followed by a space, pound sign and the amount that you would like to donate to 70070.
If you buy an item priced in dollars, often when you select that you are in the UK the price converter merely swaps the dollar sign to a pound sign while the amount stays the same.