from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The symbol ($), used mainly to indicate a dollar amount.
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- n. punctuation symbol $, used to indicate a price in dollars.
- n. in certain languages (such as Perl or PHP), to indicate a variable.
- n. in certain languages, used to indicate a hexadecimal constant.
- n. in certain languages, used to indicate a constant.
- n. in certain languages (such as BASIC), to indicate a variable or a constant containing text (a string) as opposed to a number.
- n. in regular expressions, used to indicated the end of the string/line.
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- n. a symbol of commercialism or greed
- n. a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars
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