Unsupported titles/Low line

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Character _ U+005F, _
Block Basic Latin
^ [U+005E] [U+0060] `
Blinking cursor example.

Punctuation mark[edit]


  1. (computing) Represents what would normally be a space ] [ in computing.
    My email address is jon_smith@example.com.
  2. Indicates a space to be filled. Often, the character _ is used repeatedly to form a longer line.
    Age: __ Gender: _
    Sign here: _________________________________ Date: __________
  3. (programming) Especially as a prefix, denotes a special identifier such as a global or private variable or a reserved symbol.
  4. (computing) Indicates a place where text can be typed. Usually, the underscore is blinking.
    MS-DOS prompt:
  5. See _ _ for uses of low lines enclosing other characters.

Derived terms[edit]

  • _ _ (encloses text for emphasis)

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