Definitions

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  • n. The symbol '–' (used to express ranges).

Etymologies

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Named because the symbol (–) has the same width as the letter 'n', approximately half the width of an em dash

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  • This is used to indicate 'through', such as in dates and page numbers. Cf em dash and hyphen.

    more info.

    December 9, 2007

  • This little mark (–) can make so much difference. Sadly, too often a hyphen is used instead.

    December 9, 2007