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- The hyphen-minus, a catch-all symbol for certain dash or dash-like characters.
- (chemistry) A single bond.
The multiple uses of this character were a compromise that made sense in the early days of fixed-width typewriters and computer displays, but are not in agreement with proper typesetting. Nonetheless, the usage persists since the hyphen-minus is easy to enter on keyboards, well known, and at the same place in all common character sets.
- ﹣ (small form variant)