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TranslingualEdit

Character  @ 
Unicode name COMMERCIAL AT
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0040
? ← Basic Latin → A
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EtymologyEdit

A cursive variation of or ᾱᾱ, the abbreviation of Greek ανα (ana) used in recipes and prescriptions with the meaning "of each", and later extended to accounting. (Other explanations have that it is ā, an abbreviation of Latin ad (to), or French à (to).)

SymbolEdit

@

  1. At the rate of; per.
    7 @ $2 = $14 (that is, seven, at two dollars each, are fourteen dollars).
  2. (computing) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address ("at" the domain name).
  3. (computing, IRC) The most common choice of configurable prefix symbol to identify a channel operator.
  4. (Internet) Prepended to the name of the user to whom a remark is addressed.
    Bob: How can I stop other people from accessing my files when they use my computer?
    Jack: @Bob: You need to protect the files with a password.

Derived termsEdit

  • (small form variant)

See alsoEdit


EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrepositionEdit

@

  1. at a rate of (so much each)
    15 items @ $10
    @ 80 km/h (at eighty kilometres per hour)
  2. (informal, neologism) at (any sense)
    @ 20°C (at twenty degrees Celsius)
    Text message: "im @ school."
  3. (text messaging) Replacing the sounding /æt/ on any word that has this pronunciation or similar.
    e.g. d@ (that), c@ (cat), @end (attend), b@ (bat), f@ (fat), h@ (hat)

See alsoEdit


HebrewEdit

SymbolEdit

@

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Usage notesEdit

The symbol is called שטרודל.


HungarianEdit

SymbolEdit

@

  1. (computing) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address.

Usage notesEdit

The symbol is called kukac (worm) in Hungarian because of its shape.


JapaneseEdit

SymbolEdit

@

  1. at a rate of
    500@¥5
    500 items at a rate of 5 yen
  2. (slang) remaining (stands for あと (ato), mostly used in MMORPG)
    @5個
    @5こ
    @5 ko
    5 items remaining
    @1時間で寝る
    @1じかんでねる
    @1 jikan de neru
    I'll go to bed in a hour

Usage notesEdit

The symbol is called 単価記号, たんかきごう (tanka kigō), アットマーク (attomāku), or アット (atto).


MalagasyEdit

AbbreviationEdit

@

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of amin'ny.

PortugueseEdit

SymbolEdit

@

  1. The symbol for the arroba unit of weight.

RussianEdit

SymbolEdit

@

  1. @

Usage notesEdit

This symbol is called эт (et), лягушка (ljagúška), обезьянка (obez'jánka), собака (sobáka), or коммерческое "at" (kommérčeskoje "et").

Serbo-CroatianEdit

SymbolEdit

@

  1. @

Usage notesEdit

This symbol is called ет (et), луда »а« (luda »a«, literally crazy ‘a’), or мајмун (majmun).


SpanishEdit

SymbolEdit

@

  1. The symbol for the arroba unit of weight and volume.
  2. The symbol for o and a to include both masculine and feminine forms.
    l@s alumn@s = los alumnos y las alumnas (the male and female students)

TurkishEdit

@

SymbolEdit

@

  1. her biri (each)