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# U+0023, #
NUMBER SIGN
"
[U+0022]
Basic Latin $
[U+0024]
U+FE5F, ﹟
SMALL NUMBER SIGN

[U+FE5E]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE60]
U+FF03, #
FULLWIDTH NUMBER SIGN

[U+FF02]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF04]

TranslingualEdit

 
A # used on a telephone keypad

SymbolEdit

# (English symbol name number sign or hash or pound sign or octothorpe)

  1. (cartography) Used to denote a village.
  2. (chess notation) Checkmate.
  3. (computing) The hash character.
  4. (medicine) A fracture.
  5. (Internet) A hashtag, which is a metadata tag for use in microblogging and social network services, used to label and search content.
  6. (Usenet) Used to pad the left side of a quotation from a manual or official source.
  7. (mathematics, computer science) Concatenation.
  8. (set theory) The cardinality of a set.
    #{ 5, 3, 7, 11 } = 4
  9. (phonology) Used to indicate a word boundary.
  10. (syntax) Used to indicate that a sentence is grammatical but semantically strange.(Can we add an example for this sense?)
  11. Alternative form of
  12. Alternative form of (key available on telephone keypads)

Usage notesEdit

In English it is called the hash, number sign, pound sign (American), or octothorpe (uncommon).

SynonymsEdit

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (to pad a quotation on Usenet): > (for a quotation not necessarily from a manual or official source)

Derived termsEdit


EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

The symbol # derives from the abbreviation lb for Latin libra (pound), via the medieval convention of indicating abbreviations with a bar, .

NounEdit

# (plural # or #s)

  1. (food packaging, US) Pound (unit of weight).
    3# — "three pounds"
  2. (followed by a numeral: used attributively) Number.
    #3 — "number three"
  3. (Internet slang, text messaging) Number.
    • 1997 June 17, RYankowski [username], “Why collect new U.S.?”, in rec.collecting.stamps, Usenet[1]:
      I have collected U.S. Stamps since I was a boy back in the 1950's. At that time there was a low # being printed and it was affordable.
  4. (linguistics) Denotes a word or morpheme boundary.

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ChineseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (superscript) #

Glyph originEdit

Likely from English.

PronunciationEdit


NounEdit

#

  1. (Mainland China) Alternative form of (hào, “number”), used after a numeral.