underscore[un′dər skôr′; for n. un′dər skôr′]
- The definition of an underscore is an underline drawn under a word to emphasize it.
An underline underneath a word for emphasis is an example of an underscore.
- Underscore is to emphasize something or to underline something.
When you emphasize the importance of following rules, this is an example of a time when you underscore the importance.
A red pen has been used to underscore this word.
transitive verbun·der·scored, un·der·scor·ing, un·der·scores
- To underline: underscored the incorrect answers in red ink.
- a. To put emphasis on; stress: In a press release, the leaders underscored their commitment to continued negotiations.b. To cause to appear important or deserving of attention: The energy crisis underscored the need to increase fuel efficiency.
(third-person singular simple present underscores, present participle underscoring, simple past and past participle underscored)
underscore - Computer Definition
The underscore character (_) is often used to make file, field and variable names more readable when blank spaces are not allowed. For example, NOVEL_1A.DOC, FIRST_NAME and Start_Routine.