Last modified on 18 January 2015, at 00:33

Character  ○ 
Unicode name WHITE CIRCLE
Unicode block Geometric Shapes
Codepoint U+25CB
See also: [U+25EF LARGE CIRCLE], [U+26AC MEDIUM SMALL WHITE CIRCLE], [U+2218 RING OPERATOR], and Appendix:Variations of "o"

TranslingualEdit

SymbolEdit

  1. A generic circle shape.

JapaneseEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana まる, romaji maru)

  1. circle
  2. correct, check mark, good

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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

Usage notesEdit

Often used in manga to obscure trademarks or copyrighted terms or names, or to jokingly obscure a vulgar word. The term being targeted is usually easily recognized and poorly obscured.

See alsoEdit

  • : kanji zero