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Character
Unicode name WHITE CIRCLE
Unicode block Geometric Shapes
Codepoint U+25CB
See also: [U+25EF LARGE CIRCLE], [U+26AC MEDIUM SMALL WHITE CIRCLE], [U+2218 RING OPERATOR], and Appendix:Variations of "o"

Translingual[edit]

Symbol[edit]

  1. A generic circle shape.

Japanese[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(hiragana まる, romaji maru)

  1. circle
  2. correct, check mark, good

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Symbol[edit]

‎(hiragana まる, romaji maru)

  1. a symbol used to thinly censor or obscure part of a term
    Micr○soft
    Micr*soft
    ち○ぽ
    chi**po
    pe**s
    • 2004, 榎本年弥, 旅の指さし会話帳7 オーストラリア: オーストラリア英語"prick", Joho Center Publishing, ISBN 9784795827530:
      prick………チポコ
      prickhead………バカ野郎
      dickheadと同じく、「チンコ頭」の意味。

Usage notes[edit]

  • Often used to obscure a vulgar word, or in manga, to obscure trademarks or copyrighted terms or names. The term being targeted is usually easily recognized and purposely poorly obscured. For example, see the quotation above where a word is simultaneously censored as both ポコ and チン.

See also[edit]

  • : kanji zero