See also: 5′, ƽ, Ƽ, , , 5., and

5 U+0035, 5
Basic Latin 6

Translingual edit

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Glyph origin edit

A West Arabic numeral, ultimately from Indic numerals (compare Devanagari ). See 5 § Evolution of the Arabic digit for more.

Symbol edit

5 (prev 4, next 6)

  1. The cardinal number five.
  2. A digit in the decimal system of numbering, as well as octal, and hexadecimal.
  3. (phonetics, often superscript) the pitch of a tone, either high or low depending on local convention; '5' is most commonly the highest or lowest pitch (but see 6)
    Synonyms: ˥, ˩
  4. (phonetics, Sinosphere, often superscript) tone number 5, typically identified with dark departing yin qu (陰去)

Alternative forms edit

The following are equivalent forms as digits:

The following are only equivalent as representations of the cardinal number:

See also edit

Other representations of 5:

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Noun edit

5 (plural 5s)

  1. (sports, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing) Clipping of 540. (540° spin)

Chinese edit

Etymology edit

(ng5, five) and (m4, not) are near homophones.

Pronunciation edit

Adverb edit


  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese, leetspeak) alternative form of (m4, not)