There is a 5:4 ratio of boys to girls in my class.
Separation of a title and the corresponding subtitle.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
(information science)Separate elements of a bibliographic reference, such as chapter and verses of the bible, or volumes and pages of a work.
John 3:14–16 (or John III:14–16)
Used after a letter as a nonstandard representation of an umlaut or diaeresis, when technical limitations prevent the use of one.
1990 January 26, porpentine [username], “Re: Mommy! Gene hit me first!”, in alt.rock-n-roll.metal, Usenet:
I agree, most of the people who are listening to Whitesnake/Skid Row/Guns-n-Roses-Dude/insert_your_favorite_cheese_metal_band now will have forgotten about them in a few years. I don't think you can say the same of, say, Fates Warning, King's X, or the older metal bands (Black Sabbath version 1, Blue O:yster Cult, Moto:rhead, arguably Aerosmith).
(taxonomy)Separates different levels of an abbreviated taxonomy.
If a numeric expression consists of a number and a head word which indicates the case, the numeral is written without the case suffix:
Ostin 10 000 (read: kymmenellätuhannella) eurolla Nokian osakkeita.
Ostin 10 000 €:lla Nokian osakkeita.
I bought € 10,000 worth of Nokia's shares.
If a numeric expression consists of a number and a head word, and the numeral is in nominative singular, the head word is in partitive singular (base case), and the head word is an abbreviation, the partitive case is not indicated: