See also: [U+25EF LARGE CIRCLE], [U+26AC MEDIUM SMALL WHITE CIRCLE], [U+2218 RING OPERATOR], and Appendix:Variations of "o"

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TranslingualEdit

Character U+25CB, ○
Name WHITE CIRCLE
Block Geometric Shapes
[U+25CA] [U+25CC]

EtymologyEdit

A generic circle shape.

SymbolEdit

  1. A female family member in a family tree. Compare ‎(a male family member in family tree).
  2. A circled number ①, ②, ③, etc. represents the 1th, 2th, 3th, etc. item.
    • 2013, Emily Laurence Baker, Slow New Forest: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places, Bradt Travel Guides, ISBN 9781841624488, page 109:
      New Forest Wildlife Park
      Deerleap Lane, Ashurst SO41 4UH Ⓣ 023 [] Ⓦ www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk
  3. A circled letter Ⓐ, Ⓑ, Ⓒ, etc. represents the Ath, Bth, Cth, etc. item.
    • 2004, Faye Berryman, Philip O'Carroll, Fitzroy Word Skills 3 Answer Book (Stories 21-30), Lai Lai Book Company, ISBN 9789867240217, page 75:
      Fill each gap below. Use the word from the story.
      It seemed that she just didn't like her toys.
      But her mum answered, “I don't have time...”
      I really like talking.

See alsoEdit

  • Circled letters:
    • ‎(the symbol of anarchism)
    • ‎(indicates a phone number)
    • ‎(indicates a website)
    • ‎(indicates the last date at which the item must be sold at a fixed price under saihan seido, Japan's resale price maintenance system)
    • ‎(indicates the first date at which the item must be sold at a fixed price under saihan seido, Japan's resale price maintenance system)
  • Intellectual property symbols:
    • © ‎(copyright symbol)
    • ‎(sound recording copyright symbol)
    • ® ‎(registered trademark symbol)

JapaneseEdit

NounEdit

‎(hiragana まる, romaji maru)

  1. circle
  2. correct, check mark, good

AntonymsEdit

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SymbolEdit

‎(hiragana まる, romaji maru)

  1. a symbol used to thinly censor or obscure part of a term
    Micr○soft
    Micr*soft
    ち○ぽ
    chi**po
    pe**s
    • 2004, 榎本年弥, 旅の指さし会話帳7 オーストラリア: オーストラリア英語[1], Joho Center Publishing, ISBN 9784795827530, page 122:
      prick………チポコ
      prickhead………バカ野郎
      dickheadと同じく、「チンコ頭」の意味。

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used to obscure a vulgar word, or to obscure trademarks or copyrighted terms or names. The term being targeted is usually easily recognized and purposely poorly obscured. For example, see the quotation above where a word is simultaneously censored as both ポコ and チン.

See alsoEdit

  • : kanji zero
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