forward slash

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

A retronym coined to distinguish the slash from the backslash, particularly in computing contexts.

Noun[edit]

forward slash (plural forward slashes)

  1. (typography) Synonym of slash ⟨ / ⟩.

Usage notes[edit]

Sometimes depreciated as a pleonasm.

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