÷ U+00F7, ÷
DIVISION SIGN
ö
[U+00F6]
Latin-1 Supplement ø
[U+00F8]

U+2052, ⁒
COMMERCIAL MINUS SIGN

[U+2051]
General Punctuation
[U+2053]
U+2797, ➗
HEAVY DIVISION SIGN

[U+2796]
Dingbats
[U+2798]

Translingual edit

Description edit

The division-minus sign: a dash (commonly horizontal) between two dots, that is more distinct from a hyphen than is the common anglophone minus sign ⟨−⟩. In some scribal traditions, in its use as a minus sign it is set at an angle, ⟨⁒⟩ (the 'commercial minus sign').

Symbol edit

÷

  1. (mathematics, especially Anglophone countries) division
    6 ÷ 2 = 3
  2. (mathematics, non-Anglophone countries) negative, minus
    ÷50% (meaning a 50% reduction)

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:÷.

Synonyms edit

  • (minus sign)
  • (division sign)
  • : (division sign)

Antonyms edit


Presentations of ➗︎
Text
style
Emoji
style
➗︎ ➗️
Note: Character's appearance
may be different on each system.
Text style is forced with ︎
and emoji style with ️

See also edit

Further reading edit

Latin edit

Verb edit

÷

  1. (Medieval Latin) Scribal abbreviation of est; third-person singular present active indicative of sum
    • 845, St. Gall Priscian Glosses, Irish manuscript of Priscianus Caesariensis, Institutiones Grammaticae (526–527), De Oratione
      Oratio÷ ordinatio dictionũ ↄgrua sententiã p̛fectã demonstrans.
      A sentence is a coherent arrangement of words showing a complete thought.