Underscore meaning

ŭndər-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.

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A line drawn under a word, passage, etc., as for emphasis.
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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.

verb
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To underline.

Underscored the incorrect answers in red ink.

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(music) A piece of background music.
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A line drawn under writing or text to indicate emphasis or italic type.
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An underline; a line drawn or printed beneath text; the character _.
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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.
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To underline; to mark a line beneath text.
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To emphasize or draw attention to.

I wish to underscore the importance of proper formatting.

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Origin of underscore

  • From under- +"Ž score.

    From Wiktionary