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“(opening quotation mark)
”(closing quotation mark)
〃( dittomark) Used in lists or tables to indicate a repetition of appropriate content above
″(double prime, as in inches)
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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.
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