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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.
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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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The President stated that Pakistan abhorred terrorism in all its forms and manifestations while underscoring the need to have resolute determination to defeat the evil forces of terrorism from our region.
Pale local sandstone is used to clad the crisp cubic volumes (its use in Bethlehem's historic core is obligatory), further underscoring the sense of place, though the way in which Leiviska applies it, as a thin facing skin, around 30mm thick rather than loadbearing blocks, is an innovation for the context.
Most local leadership was unwilling to associate themselves with these policies, underscoring that local interests preceded state demands.
Underscoring the contingent nature of theater, the essays show stagings of The Merchant as products of their times, our experience of them in the past half-century colored by our awareness of the Holocaust; productions of the play may strive for deeply etched, warts-and-all characterizations, but ultimately make character a function of contingency, excising here, transposing there, shading a Portia, perchance, to lighten a Shylock, all to make the play, to recall Gaskill's word, "palatable" (385).
Three workshops underscoring several of USI's key missions were also conducted at the event.
Parmar's journey begins with her response to Walker's Possessing the Secret of Joy; she comments that the novel "brings together the complex and difficult issues of gender, sexuality, and 'cultural' and national differences through the exploration of one woman's experience of being genitally mutilated." Parmar comments on the dynamic interaction of "history, language, memory and power" with "identity and cultural difference," underscoring Walker's observation about the importance of depicting female genital mutilation as part of a "continuum of violence against women across many cultures and societies." She includes in this section quotes from author/activist Awa Thiam and Patrice Lumumba.