Virgule meaning

vûrgyo͝ol
A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; slash.
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(typography) The diagonal slash character - /, used to separate parts of text, and to represent the word per in expressions such as feet/second.
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Origin of virgule

  • French comma, obelus from Late Latin virgula accentual mark from Latin obelus diminutive of virga rod

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin virgula, diminutive of virga (“rod, branch").

    From Wiktionary