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Meaning of underscore

un•der•score

Pronunciation: (v.un'dur-skôr", -skōr", un"dur-skôr', -skōr'n.un'dur-skôr", -skōr"), [key]
— v., n. -scored, -scor•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis.
  2. to stress; emphasize: The recent tragedy underscores the danger of disregarding safety rules.
—n.
  1. a line drawn beneath something written or printed.
  2. music for a film soundtrack; background for a film or stage production.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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