~

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Character ~
Unicode name TILDE
Code point U+007E
Entity number ~
Unicode block Basic Latin
} [U+007D] [U+007F]
Character ̃
Unicode name COMBINING TILDE
Code point U+0303
Entity number ̃
Unicode block Combining Diacritical Marks
̂ [U+0302] [U+0304] ̄

Translingual[edit]

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Diacritical mark[edit]

~

  1. A tilde.
  2. (IPA) A modifier indicating nasalization.

Symbol[edit]

~

  1. (mathematics, Internet, text messaging) approximately
    She brought ~10 shirts for a two-day trip.
  2. In East-Asian languages it usually indicates a range of numbers
    Example, 3~10 = "3 to 10"; ~9 = "up to nine"; 50~ = "50 and greater."
  3. (mathematics) "is equivalent to"; "twiddles"
  4. "is of the same order of magnitude as"
  5. (logic) negation
    ~p
  6. (linguistics) alternating with
  7. (Internet, text messaging) Indicating joy, elation, excitement, or a playful tone.
    Awesome~ I hope you enjoy your trip!
  8. (computing) shortcut for the user's home directory in all Unix-like operating systems (ex. Linux, FreeBSD)
  9. (in dictionaries) Replaces the headword in example sentences, to save space.
    black, adj: of the colour perceived in the absence of light. ~ eye: one that has been visibly bruised.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (logical negations) ¬, !

Japanese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (the fullwidth tilde)

Punctuation mark[edit]

~

  1. Indicates the starting point of a range; from.
    月〜金曜日
    from Monday to Friday

Korean[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ~ (the halfwidth tilde)
  • (the fullwidth tilde)

Punctuation mark[edit]

~

  1. Indicates the starting point of a range; from.
  2. Indicating the lengthening of a pronunciation.

Mandarin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (the fullwidth tilde)

Punctuation mark[edit]

~

  1. Indicates the starting point of a range; from.
  2. Indicating the lengthening of a pronunciation.
    • 2010, SolPie, 月西江
      水依然長~流~ 莫相伴
      (please add an English translation of this usage example)

Portuguese[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

~

  1. (presently) A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called til ‎(tilde) in Portuguese, and found on Ã/ã and Õ/õ.
    1. In the letter "a", forms "ã" with the sound /ɐ̃/ followed by a semivowel or word-finally, as in avelã and canção, or in words derived from those, as in maçãzeira.
    2. In the letter "o", forms "õ" with the sound /õ/ followed by a semivowel, as in canções and põem.
  2. (obsolete) Additionally, the same diacritical mark has had other uses in the past.
    1. In the letter "u", forms "ũ" with the sound /ũ/ followed by a vowel, as in hũa.
    2. Abbreviation of "m" or "n" in the syllable coda, as in cõtãto (for contanto) and (for com).
    3. In the letter "q", forms "" as an abbreviation of que and derivatives, as in for que, porq̃ for porque and paraq̃ for para que.

Usage notes[edit]

In Portuguese, concerning the orthography of the same language, the word acento can refer to the acento circunflexo ‎(circumflex accent) (^) and the acento agudo ‎(acute accent) (´), both of which mark stressed vowels with different sounds. Since the tilde can appear in nonstressed or stressed vowels alike, it itself is not called an "acento" and has a few properties that the other two don't have:

References[edit]

  • Cláudio Moreno (2009-05-19), “til não é acento”, in sualíngua[1] (in Portuguese), retrieved 2015-07-08

Spanish[edit]

Diacritical mark[edit]

~

  1. A diacritical mark of the Latin script, called virgulilla ‎(tilde) in Spanish, and found on Ñ/ñ.