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Character  — 
Unicode name EM DASH
General Punctuation U+2014
See also: , , -, , and

Translingual[edit]

Punctuation mark[edit]

  1. Indicate that a sentence is unfinished because the speaker has been interrupted.
  2. Demarcates parenthetical thought
  3. Indicates aposiopesis
  4. Indicates a lack of data in a table[1]

Usage notes[edit]

In English, this symbol is called em dash.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (small form variant)
  • (vertical variant)
  • (two-em dash)
  • (three-em dash)

See also[edit]

Punctuation

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joan G. Nagle, Handbook for preparing engineering documents: from concept to completion, 1995, p. 114:
    We can use the word none or N/D (no data), or insert an em dash; any of these entries show that we haven't simply forgotten to fill the cell. N/A is commonly used for not applicable. It's good practice to footnote N/A or N/D the first time it is used.

Russian[edit]

Russian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ru

Verb[edit]

(impf

  1. Indicates zero (omission) of the present tense of быть (byt’). Called тире (tirɛ́) in Russian.
    Времяденьги (vrémja—dénʹgi).
    Time is money.

Usage notes[edit]

  • "—" is not used when the subject is a pronoun; e.g., я русскийI am Russian.