@

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Translingual[edit]

Character  @ 
Unicode name COMMERCIAL AT
Codepoint U+0040
? ← Basic Latin → A
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Etymology[edit]

A cursive variation of or ᾱᾱ, the abbreviation of Greek ανα (ana) 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).)

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. At the rate of; per.
    7 @ $2 = $14 (that is, seven, at two dollars each, are fourteen dollars).
  2. (computing) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address ("at" the domain name).
  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.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (small form variant)

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

@

  1. at a rate of (so much each)
    15 items @ $10
    @ 80 km/h (at eighty kilometres per hour)
  2. (informal, neologism) at (any sense)
    @ 20°C (at twenty degrees Celsius)
    Text message: "im @ school."
  3. (text messaging) Replacing the sounding /æt/ on any word that has this pronunciation or similar.
    e.g. d@ (that), c@ (cat), @end (attend), b@ (bat), f@ (fat), h@ (hat)

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Hebrew[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

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Usage notes[edit]

The symbol is called שטרודל.


Hungarian[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 kukac (worm) in Hungarian because of its shape.


Japanese[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. at a rate of
    500@¥5
    500 items at a rate of 5 yen
  2. (slang) remaining (stands for あと (ato), mostly used in MMORPG)
    @5個
    @5こ
    @5 ko
    5 items remaining
    @1時間で寝る
    @1じかんでねる
    @1 jikan de neru
    I'll go to bed in a hour

Usage notes[edit]

The symbol is called 単価記号, たんかきごう (tanka kigō), アットマーク (attomāku), or アット (atto).


Malagasy[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

@

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of amin'ny.

Portuguese[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. The symbol for the arroba unit of weight.

Russian[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. @

Usage notes[edit]

This symbol is called эт (et), лягушка (ljagúška), обезьянка (obez'jánka), собака (sobáka), or коммерческое "at" (kommérčeskoje "et").


Spanish[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. The symbol for the arroba unit of weight and volume.
  2. The symbol for o and a to include both masculine and feminine forms.
    l@s alumn@s = los alumnos y las alumnas (the male and female students)

Turkish[edit]

@

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. her biri (each)