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Etymology

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back +‎ quote

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  • Audio (UK):(file)

Noun

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backquote (plural backquotes)

  1. (computing) The symbol `, resembling a reversed quotation mark.
    • 1988, Wendy L Milner, Common Lisp: A Tutorial:
      The form that follows the backquote is not evaluated, except for certain items.

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Verb

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backquote (third-person singular simple present backquotes, present participle backquoting, simple past and past participle backquoted)

  1. (computing, transitive) To enclose (text) in backquotes.