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underscore

(character)
_, ASCII 95.

Common names: ITU-T: underline; underscore; underbar; under. Rare: score; backarrow; skid; INTERCAL: flatworm.

See also left arrow.

underscore

The underscore character (_) is often used to make file, field and variable names more readable when blank spaces are not allowed. For example, NOVEL_1A.DOC, FIRST_NAME and Start_Routine.
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By frustrating their intended efficiency to create other narratives, Slominski underscores the silence that surrounds every package that has arrived safely at its final destination.
In spite of human limitation and weakness--which underscores the need for the activity of God in Jesus Christ
The associations they uncovered, although modest, underscore the need for careful evaluation of this issue.
The first Stage 1 episode in five years underscores the need to aggressively pursue additional pollution control measures, especially for air pollution sources under federal and state jurisdiction,'' Wallerstein said.
Older constructs, often colored by confessional biases and focusing on the Inquisition, the Council of Trent, papal monarchy, and Jesuit "shock troops," tended to underscore the failures of a monolithic and repressive Catholic church fighting to overcome Protestantism.
Essays on revolutionary culture expressed in spontaneous grassroots public meetings, street politics in cities and villages, revolutionary festivals in Tuscany and Baden, the continuity and potency of revolutionary language, and the relationship between rumors and police spies during the Second French Republic underscore the exceptional wave of participation in public life during the Revolutions of 1848.
All of this only underscores yet another danger of President George W.
Indeed, the event underscores the success The Mendik Company has had in positioning the Decorative Arts Center as the most prestigious address for the decorative arts trades.
Tim, a Purdue University graduate with 18 years' experience in mechanical goods compounding, underscores our commitment to having knowledgeable technical support only a phone call away.
Johns Manville is committed to its customers and the markets of Asia; this new investment underscores our goal to significantly grow our presence in Asia.
For Catherine Belsey, the riddle of the caskets in The Merchant of Venice may be about the very nature of desire while the dosing riddle of the ring underscores the multiplicity of Portia's sexual identity, a potentially anxiety-inducing multiplicity arising from sixteenth-century redefinitions of the identity of a wife.
And yet ``Good Fences'' misses being a genuinely important movie by only a fraction, as even in its narrative missteps it underscores how vexingly difficult it is to have a sane discussion on race in America (maybe Trent Lott should host screenings).