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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A character (~) used to stand for all or part of a word that has previously been spelled out.

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  • n. The symbol ⁓, resembling a tilde, used to indicate the repetition of a previous item.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word

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