~

(Redirected from ̃)
See also: ˜, , and ـٓ
Tilde.svg
~ U+007E, ~
TILDE
[unassigned: U+007F–U+009F]
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[U+007D]
Basic Latin  
[U+00A0]
◌̃ U+0303, ̃
COMBINING TILDE
◌̂
[U+0302]
Combining Diacritical Marks ◌̄
[U+0304]
U+FF5E, ~
FULLWIDTH TILDE

[U+FF5D]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF5F]

TranslingualEdit

 
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Diacritical markEdit

~

  1. (IPA) A modifier indicating nasalization.

SymbolEdit

~

  1. In East-Asian languages, indicates a range of numbers
    Example, 3~10 = "3 to 10"; ~9 = "up to nine"; 50~ = "50 and greater."
  2. (mathematics) "is equivalent to"; "twiddles"
  3. "is of the same order of magnitude as"
  4. (logic) negation
    ~p
  5. (linguistics) alternating with
  6. (computing) user's home directory in Unix-like operating systems
  7. (in dictionaries) Replaces the headword in example sentences, to save space.
    black, adj: of the colour perceived in the absence of light. ~ eye: one that has been visibly bruised.

Usage notesEdit

In English, this is called tilde. The symbol may be placed mid-line or superscript that depends on fonts, or use swung dash (⁓) that is always mid-line.

SynonymsEdit

  • (logical negations): ¬, !
  • (replaces the headword in example sentences):

EnglishEdit

Diacritical markEdit

~ (obsolete)

  1. Written on a letter, usually a vowel, in place of an omitted n or m.
    cõtemptcontempt

SymbolEdit

~

  1. (mathematics, Internet, text messaging) approximately
    She brought ~10 shirts for a two-day trip.
  2. (Internet, text messaging) Indicating joy, elation, excitement, or a playful tone.
    Awesome~ I hope you enjoy your trip!

See alsoEdit

  • (approximately):

ChineseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (the fullwidth tilde)

Punctuation markEdit

~

  1. Indicates the starting point of a range; from.
  2. Indicating the lengthening of a pronunciation.

JapaneseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (the fullwidth tilde)
  • (the wave dash)

Punctuation markEdit

~

  1. Indicates the starting point of a range; from.
  2. Indicating the lengthening of a pronunciation.

KoreanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • ~ (the halfwidth tilde)
  • (the fullwidth tilde)

Punctuation markEdit

~

  1. Indicates the starting point of a range; from.
  2. Indicating the lengthening of a pronunciation.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Developed in cursive writing from n on top.

Diacritical markEdit

~

  1. Written on a letter, usually a vowel, in place of an omitted n or m.
    cũcum
    ī̃fluenteīnfluente
    ñnōn
    quīcũquequīcumque or quīcunque

DescendantsEdit

  • Old English: ¯
    • Middle English: ~
      • English: ~
  • Old French: ~
    • Middle French: ~
  • German: ~
  • Portuguese: ~
  • Spanish: ~

Middle EnglishEdit

Diacritical markEdit

~

  1. Written on a letter, usually a vowel, in place of an omitted n or m.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: ~

Middle FrenchEdit

Diacritical markEdit

~

  1. Written on a letter, usually a vowel, in place of an omitted n or m.
    ãan
    en

Old FrenchEdit

Diacritical markEdit

~

  1. Written on a letter, usually a vowel, in place of an omitted n or m.
    ãan
    cointemtcointement
    en

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: ~

PortugueseEdit

Diacritical markEdit

~

  1. (presently) A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called til (tilde) in Portuguese, and found on Ã/ã and Õ/õ.
    1. In the letter "a", forms "ã" with the sound /ɐ̃/ followed by a semivowel or word-finally, as in avelã and canção, or in words derived from those, as in maçãzeira.
    2. In the letter "o", forms "õ" with the sound /õ/ followed by a semivowel, as in canções and põem.
  2. (obsolete) Additionally, the same diacritical mark has had other uses in the past.
    1. In the letter "u", forms "ũ" with the sound /ũ/ followed by a vowel, as in hũa.
    2. Abbreviation of "m" or "n" in the syllable coda, as in cõtãto (for contanto) and (for com).
    3. In the letter "q", forms "" as an abbreviation of que and derivatives, as in for que, porq̃ for porque and paraq̃ for para que.

Usage notesEdit

The tilde can appear in nonstressed or stressed vowels alike:

ReferencesEdit

  • Cláudio Moreno (2009-05-19) , “til não é acento”, in sualíngua[2] (in Portuguese), retrieved 2015-07-08

SpanishEdit

Diacritical markEdit

~

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called virgulilla (tilde) in Spanish, and found on Ñ/ñ.

VietnameseEdit

Diacritical markEdit

~

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called dấu ngã (tumbling mark) in Vietnamese, and found on Ã/ã, /, /, /, /, Ĩ/ĩ, Õ/õ, /, /, Ũ/ũ, / and /. Used to indicate mid-rising, glottalized tone.

Usage notesEdit

In some dialects of Vietnamese, particularly Saigonese, the mid-rising, glottalized tone is conflated with the mid falling-rising, harsh tone represented by ̉. Therefore, speakers of Saigonese often use ̉ in words that are spelled with a tilde in standard written Vietnamese.

In Vietnamese handwriting and signmaking, the letter I/i retains its tittle.

In Vietnamese handwriting, when the tilde is combined with the circumflex, the tilde's left side may be omitted and its right side curled.