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@ U+0040, @
COMMERCIAL AT
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[U+003F]
Basic Latin A
[U+0041]
U+FE6B, ﹫
SMALL COMMERCIAL AT
[unassigned: U+FE6C–U+FE6F]

[U+FE6A]
Small Form Variants
[U+FE70]
U+FF20, @
FULLWIDTH COMMERCIAL AT

[U+FF1F]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF21]

Translingual[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A cursive variation of or ᾱᾱ, the abbreviation of Greek ἀνά (aná) 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).)

Use to create gender-neutral spellings of Spanish and Portuguese words is due to the fact that @ resembles both the feminine ending/element a and the masculine o.

Symbol[edit]

@

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

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (stressed) enPR: ăt, IPA(key): /æt/ ("at")
  • (unstressed) IPA(key): /ət/
  • (Northern US, rare) IPA(key): /itʃæt/ ("each at")
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æt
  • Homophone: at

Preposition[edit]

@

  1. at a rate of (so much each)
    15 items @ $10
    @ 80 km/h (at eighty kilometres per hour)
  2. (informal) at (any sense)
    @ 20°C (at twenty degrees Celsius)
    Text message: "im @ school."
Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

@ (third-person singular simple present @s, present participle @ing, simple past and past participle @ed)

  1. (Internet slang) To reply to or talk to someone, either online or face to face. (from the practice of targeting a message or reply to someone online by writing @name)
    Honestly, don't @ me if you don't have anything nice to say.
    He angrily @ed me after I made an innocent comment.

Usage notes[edit]

Chiefly used in the phrase "don't @ me". It can be used humorously when stated after an unpopular or ironic opinion, to forestall dissent.

Alternative forms[edit]

See also[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. Forming gender-neutral versions of Spanish-derived words by replacing both the masculine -o and feminine -a.
    Chican@, Filipin@, Latin@, Mestiz@
  2. By extension, sometimes used to blend other pairs of words that differ by being spelled with o vs a.
    Kosov@; Pin@y

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

@

  1. (informal, Internet) regarding
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:)

Hebrew[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 כְּרוּכִית(krukhit, strudel; at sign, @), or sometimes colloquially שְׁטְרוּדֶל(strudel; at sign, @).


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]

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@

  1. at a rate of
    500(ごひゃく) @(アット) 5()(えん)
    gohyaku atto go-en
    500 items at 5 yen each
  2. (slang, gaming) Alternative form of あと (ato, remaining)
    @(あと) 5() ()
    ato go ko
    five items remaining
    @(あと) 1(いち)()(かん)()
    ato ichi-jikan de neru
    I'll go to bed in an hour
  3. (internet jargon) used to attach a qualifier to someone's name
    cosMo@(ぼう)(そう)P
    cosMo@BōsōP
    cosMo@Bōsō-P
    • てさぐれ!部活もの
      ドンチキ()(なか)@イケメン(だい)()
      Donchiki Tanaka@Ikemen daisuki
      Donchiki Tanaka@I Love Hot Men

Usage notes[edit]

The symbol is called (たん)()()(ごう) (tankakigō), アットマーク (attomāku), or アット (atto).


Malagasy[edit]

Preposition[edit]

@

  1. (informal) Abbreviation of amin'ny.

Portuguese[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. the symbol for the arroba unit of weight
  2. (informal, chiefly leftist jargon and marketing) gender-neutral replacement for masculine -o and feminine -a (or masculine -e and feminine -a)
    @s alumn@s = {os alumnos, as alumnas}
    the students
    est@ usuári@ = {este usuário, esta usuária}
    this user

Russian[edit]

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@

  1. @

Usage notes[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. @

Usage notes[edit]

The sign has several possible names:

  • et
  • manki (Croatian)
  • луда »а« (luda »a«, literally crazy ‘a’) (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • мајмун (majmun) (Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Spanish[edit]

Symbol[edit]

@

  1. The symbol for the arroba unit of weight and volume.
  2. (informal) A replacement 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)
    • 2000, Onofre Ricardo Contreras Jordán, La formación inicial y permanente del profesor de educación física, Univ de Castilla La Mancha (→ISBN), page 131:
      Deberá el/1a tutor/a orientar, reconducir y resolver las mil y una dudas que se plantean l@s alumn@s en el prácticum ya sea I, II o III, en sus diferentes actuaciones docentes, en cuanto a evaluación, niveles de dificultad parámetros que evaluar y un largo etc []

Swedish[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 snabel-a (elephant's trunk A) in Swedish because of its shape. Less formally it is also known as kanelbulle (cinnamon roll) or alfakrull (alpha curl)


Turkish[edit]

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@

  1. her biri (each)