A generic circle shape.
- A female family member in a family tree. Compare □ (“a male family member in a family tree”).
- (phonetics) an unidentifiable/indeterminate segment
- A circled number ①, ②, ③, etc. represents the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. item.
2013, Emily Laurence Baker, Slow New Forest: Local, characterful guides to Britain's special places (in English), Bradt Travel Guides, →ISBN, page 109:
④ New Forest Wildlife Park
Deerleap Lane, Ashurst SO41 4UH Ⓣ 023 […] Ⓦ www.newforestwildlifepark.co.uk
- 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) (in English), Lai Lai Book Company, →ISBN, 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.
- (chemistry) oxygen (Daltonian symbol)
- 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”)
Directly from 丸 'circle, circular'.
○ • (maru)
- correct, check mark, good
- × (batsu): incorrect, bad
- ◎ (nijūmaru): very good
- △ (sankaku): slightly wrong; OK but not great
○ or ○ • (maru or nani)
- Placeholder for a kanji or kana.
- Used to indicate a space to be filled in.
- ______ ga suki
- to like ______
- Used to censor or obscure individual characters.
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, Joho Center Publishing, →ISBN, page 122:
- 〇 (“zero”, an alternative for 零)