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Dollar Sign.svg
$ U+0024, $
DOLLAR SIGN
#
[U+0023]
Basic Latin %
[U+0025]
Emoji u1f4b2.svg
💲 U+1F4B2, 💲
HEAVY DOLLAR SIGN
💱
[U+1F4B1]
Miscellaneous Symbols and Pictographs 💳
[U+1F4B3]
U+FE69, ﹩
SMALL DOLLAR SIGN

[U+FE68]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE6A]
U+FF04, $
FULLWIDTH DOLLAR SIGN

[U+FF03]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF05]

TranslingualEdit

 
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Alternative formsEdit

DescriptionEdit

An S-shape with one vertical line crossing it completely.

EtymologyEdit

$ appears to have evolved ca 1775 in the United States from a common abbreviation for pesos, also known as piastres or pieces of eight, a P/raised-S ligature PS that passed through a stage resembling ֆ.[1] It was used in the US before the adoption of the dollar in 1785.[2]

NounEdit

$

  1. money
  2. (used everywhere except in the Philippines) peso
  3. dollar
    • 1977, advertisement page in Uncanny X-Men, #106, page 8
      Fool all your friends. You'll get a Million[sic] $$$ worth of laughs with these exact reproductions of old U. S. Gold Banknotes (1840).
  4. escudo
  5. (computing) Abbreviation of cache.
    • 2010 Fall, U Penn CIS501 lecture notes[2]:
      How to provide additional D$ bandwidth?

LetterEdit

$

  1. A substitute for the letter S, used as a symbol of money or (perceived) greedy business practices.
    "Micro$oft Window$"
    • 2015, "Pixtopia", season 1, episode 6b of Star vs. the Forces of Evil
      [the text below is written on-screen in large letters, once Marco reveals his "emergency cash stash"]
      Marco'$ emergency ca$h $ta$h

SymbolEdit

$

  1. The symbol for the dollar.
  2. The unofficial symbol for the escudo.
  3. (programming) Prefix indicating a variable in some languages, like Perl, PHP, shell scripts.

Usage notesEdit

When used as a currency symbol, $ precedes the number it qualifies (in English), despite being pronounced second. For example, “$1” is read as “one dollar” not “dollar one” unlike the usage in languages such as French or German: “1 $”, “2,50 $”.

When used for the Portuguese escudo, $ is placed between the escudos & centavos, 2$50. The official symbol for the escudo is   (with two bars), but because of the continued lack of support in Unicode, a single bar dollar sign is frequently employed in its place even for official purposes.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Currency signs

  • – hryvnia
  • – kip
  • – lari
  • – Turkish lira
  • – manat
  • – mill
  • – naira
  • – Philippine peso
  • £ – pound
  • ‎ – rial or riyal
  • – riel
  • ރ – rufiyaa
  • – ruble
  • – rupee
  • – rupee
  • – Indian rupee
  • or – taka
  • – rupee (in Gujarat)
  • – new shekel
  • – tenge
  • – tugrik
  • – won
  • ¥ – yen or yuan

Formerly used currency signs

  • 𐆚 – as
  • – austral
  • – ECU (European Currency Unit)
  • – cruzeiro
  • 𐆖 – denarius
  • – drachma
  • – French franc
  • – Italian lira
  • – livre tournois
  • – mark
  • – peseta
  • – pfennig
  • – spesmilo
  •   – old Israeli shekel


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A history of mathematical notations, Florian Cajori, 1993
  2. ^ “US Bureau of Engraving and Printing”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], accessed 22 May 2009, archived from the original on {archivedate:automatic}