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Meaning of virgule

vir•gule

Pronunciation: (vûr'gyl), [key]
— n. Print.
  1. a short oblique stroke (/) between two words indicating that whichever is appropriate may be chosen to complete the sense of the text in which they occur: The defendant and/or his/her attorney must appear in court.
  2. a dividing line, as in dates, fractions, a run-in passage of poetry to show verse division, etc.:Also called 3/21/27; 3/4; Sweetest love I do not go/For weariness of thee.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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