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"

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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
    • 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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