tilde: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (til'du), [key]
— n.
  1. a diacritic (~) placed over an n, as in Spanish mañana, to indicate a palatal nasal sound or over a vowel, as in Portuquese são, to indicate nasalization.
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  3. a symbol (∼) indicating equivalency or similarity between two values.
  4. a similar symbol indicating negation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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