figure dash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the fact that the symbol is the width of a single digit in fonts where this width is constant.

Noun[edit]

figure dash (plural figure dashes)

  1. The punctuation mark '' (used when a dash must be used in numbers).

Usage notes[edit]

If a dash is used to express a range (such as "the numbers from 1 to 10") an en dash is used instead of a figure dash ("the numbers 1–10")

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