@ U+0040, @
COMMERCIAL AT
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[U+003F]
Basic Latin A
[U+0041]
U+FE6B, ﹫
SMALL COMMERCIAL AT
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[U+FE6A]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE70]
U+FF20, @
FULLWIDTH COMMERCIAL AT

[U+FF1F]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF21]

Translingual edit

 
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Etymology edit

A cursive variation of or ᾱᾱ, the abbreviation of Greek ἀνά (aná) used in recipes and prescriptions with the meaning "of each", and later extended to accounting. (Other explanations have that it is ā, an abbreviation of Latin ad (to), or French à (to).)

Use to create gender-neutral spellings of Spanish and Portuguese words is due to the fact that @ resembles both the feminine ending/element a and the masculine o.

Symbol edit

@ (English symbol name at sign)

  1. (computing) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address ("at" the domain name).
    My e-mail address is psychonaut@example.com.
  2. At the rate of; per.
    7 @ $2 = $14
    (that is, seven, at two dollars each, are fourteen dollars).
  3. (computing, IRC) The most common choice of configurable prefix symbol to identify a channel operator.
  4. (Internet) Prepended to the name of the user to whom a remark is addressed.
    Bob: How can I stop other people from accessing my files when they use my computer?
    Jack: @Bob: You need to protect the files with a password.
  5. (phonetics) A pulse of laughter. (Thus @@@ is the transcription equivalent of ha! ha! ha! or hee! hee! hee! etc. in conventional orthography.)

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English edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (stressed) enPR: ăt, IPA(key): /æt/ ("at")
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /ət/
  • (Northern US, rare) IPA(key): /itʃæt/ ("each at")
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æt
  • Homophone: at

Preposition edit

@

  1. at a rate of (so much each)
    15 items @ $10
    @ 80 km/h (at eighty kilometres per hour)
  2. (informal) at (any sense)
    @ 20°C (at twenty degrees Celsius)
    Text message: "im @ school."

Translations edit

Verb edit

@ (third-person singular simple present @s, present participle @ing, simple past and past participle @ed)

  1. (Internet slang) To reply to or talk to someone, either online or face to face. (from the practice of targeting a message or reply to someone online by writing @name)
    Honestly, don't @ me if you don't have anything nice to say.
    He angrily @ed me after I made an innocent comment.
    • 2023, R. F. Kuang, Yellowface, The Borough Press, page 2:
      She regularly tweets career updates and quirky jokes to her seventy thousand followers, but she rarely @s other people.

Usage notes edit

Chiefly used in the phrase "don't @ me". It can be used humorously when stated after an unpopular or ironic opinion, to forestall dissent.

Alternative forms edit

See also edit

Symbol edit

@

  1. Forming gender-neutral versions of Spanish-derived words by replacing both the masculine -o and feminine -a.
    Chican@, Filipin@, Latin@, Mestiz@
  2. By extension, sometimes used to blend other pairs of words that differ by being spelled with o vs a.
    Kosov@; Pin@y

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German edit

Pronunciation edit

Preposition edit

@

  1. (informal, Internet) regarding
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:)

Hebrew edit

Symbol edit

@

  1. (computing) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address.

Usage notes edit

The symbol is called ⁧כְּרוּכִית(krukhit, strudel; at sign, @), or sometimes colloquially ⁧שְׁטְרוּדֶל(strudel; at sign, @).

Hungarian edit

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@

  1. (computing) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address.

Usage notes edit

The symbol is called kukac (worm) in Hungarian because of its shape.

Japanese edit

Etymology 1 edit

Symbol edit

@ 

  1. (computing) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address.
  2. (Internet slang) used to attach a qualifier to someone's name
    cosMo@(ぼう)(そう)P
    cosMo@BōsōP
    cosMo@Bōsō-P
    • てさぐれ!部活もの
      ドンチキ()(なか)@イケメン(だい)()
      Donchiki Tanaka@Ikemen daisuki
      Donchiki Tanaka@I Love Hot Men
Usage notes edit

The symbol is called (たん)()()(ごう) (tankakigō), アットマーク (atto māku), or アット (atto).

Etymology 2 edit

Pronunciation edit

Particle edit

@(アット) (atto

  1. at a rate of
    500(ごひゃく) @(アット) 5()(えん)
    gohyaku atto go-en
    500 items at 5 yen each

Etymology 3 edit

Pronunciation edit

Particle edit

@() (de

  1. (Internet slang) Alternative form of (de, at, indicating a location at which something happens)

Etymology 4 edit

Pronunciation edit

Particle edit

@(あと) (ato

  1. (slang, gaming) Alternative form of あと (ato, remaining)
    @(あと) 5() ()
    ato go ko
    five items remaining
    @(あと) 1(いち)()(かん)()
    ato ichi-jikan de neru
    I'll go to bed in an hour

Malagasy edit

Preposition edit

@

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of amin'ny.

Portuguese edit

Symbol edit

@

  1. the symbol for the arroba unit of weight
  2. (informal, chiefly leftist jargon and marketing) gender-neutral replacement for masculine -o or -e and feminine -a
    @s alun@s = {os alunos, as alunas}
    the students
    est@ usuári@ = {este usuário, esta usuária}
    this user

Russian edit

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@

  1. @

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Serbo-Croatian edit

Symbol edit

@

  1. @

Usage notes edit

The sign has several possible names:

  • et
  • manki (Croatian)
  • луда »а« (luda »a«, literally crazy ‘a’) (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • мајмун (majmun) (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Spanish edit

Symbol edit

@

  1. the symbol for the arroba unit of weight and volume
  2. (informal) a replacement for o or e and a, to include both masculine and feminine forms
    l@s alumn@s = {los alumnos, las alumnas}
    the students
    est@ usuari@ = {este usuario, esta usuaria}
    this user
    • 2000, Onofre Ricardo Contreras Jordán, La formación inicial y permanente del profesor de educación física, Univ de Castilla La Mancha, →ISBN, page 131:
      Deberá el/la tutor/a orientar, reconducir y resolver las mil y una dudas que se plantean l@s alumn@s en el prácticum ya sea I, II o III, en sus diferentes actuaciones docentes, en cuanto a evaluación, niveles de dificultad parámetros que evaluar y un largo etc []
      The tutor must guide, redirect and resolve the thousand and one doubts that students have in the practicum, whether I, II or III, in their different teaching activities, in terms of evaluation, levels of difficulty, parameters to be evaluated and a broad []

Swedish edit

Symbol edit

@

  1. (computing) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address.

Usage notes edit

The symbol is called snabel-a (elephant's trunk A) in Swedish because of its shape. Less formally it is also known as kanelbulle (cinnamon roll) or alfakrull (alpha curl)

Turkish edit

Symbol edit

@ (et işareti)

  1. her biri (each)