Slash (punctuation) facts for kids

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A slash in punctuation is a mark used for varous purposes: /

Other names for it are: stroke, virgule, diagonal, right-leaning stroke, oblique dash, slant, separatrix, slak and whack.

A mark in the reverse direction is called a reverse slash or backslash: \

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