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- n. “ (opening quotation mark)
- n. ” (closing quotation mark)
- n. ״ (gershayim)
- n. 〃 (ditto mark) Used in lists or tables to indicate a repetition of appropriate content above
- n. ″ (double prime, as in inches)
Typographical simplification, particularly due to the use of typewriters, thence followed in computers: rather than having separate opening (“) and closing (”) quotation marks (and other keys for ″ and others), a single square key was used, to reduce the number of keys. (Wiktionary)
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