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special character

[′spesh·əl ′kar·ik·tər]
(computer science)
A computer-representable character that is not alphabetic, numeric, or blank.

special character

Non-alphabetic or non-numeric character, such as @, #, $, %, &, * and +. See alphanumeric and Win typing special characters.
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Regional dialects differ geographically and over long periods of time but each region knows it must retain its own special character.
Yet Spierenburg does not want to deny the special character of seventeenth-century confinement.
Instead of a character, it displays either a small square or a plain English character which stands for a special character. Of the eighteen characters printed in Figure 1, seven appear as dark squares on the screen, two as seemingly standard letters, and the rest close to their printed form.
He stressed that the Egyptian-Sudanese relations have special characteristics and special character, and a special character of the history, geography and rapprochement between the two peoples, pointing out that the Sudanese community in Egypt and the Egyptian community in Sudan feel no alienation, but feel that each in his second homeland.
Because owners Green King Pub Partners had not come up with a permanent extension plan in the meantime, the white upvc marquee - described as "not sympathetic" to the Grade II-listed coaching inn's special character - had to go.
The technical flaw with the alternate functionality of the "k" key, wherein the special character ( ' ) not registering the user input even after multiple trials, while the "alt" key is pressed.
If there is only one letter or special character, it should not be either the first or last character in the password.
Residents and community groups in the area took part in a consultation exercise on the appraisal of the conservation area which sets down the special character of the area.
A PLAN to preserve the special character of Gresford Conservation area will go on display for the public to give their views.
And David Morrissey appears ruled out as his Christmas special character was not a real Time Lord.
"I have all the time in the world for him and I'd like him to stay because he is a special character.
However, the special character of the Liverpool setting clearly inspired him too: in the 1890s the dock road was dominated by warehouses, and Shaw's tall, narrow, gabled fagade, smooth and sheer, seems to take its cue from them.

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