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    Hi!
    I realized that I needed some help with some regular signs. I use them all the time, but i need to know what their names are in english, can someone please help me?
    These are the signs:
    * What is it called in general, and what it is called when used in math, to multiply numbers?

    ; What is it called in English?
    ( and ) ?
    [ and ] ?

    > and < in mathematical terms?

    Under_the_line, how do you say _ ?

    ! ?
    “ two dots over the word, and what it is called when a word is “within” ?
    % ?
    : ?
    ‘ what it that dot called?



    I also have some questions about different signs in programming terms and mathematical terms:

    != how do you say that in programming terms?
    >= how do you say that in programming terms?
    /* when words are */ within “invisible”-signs in programmingcode, how do one say it?
    With kind regards
    Veronika D.

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    Default Re: ! () ; : ! [ ] >< what it that called in english?

    (NOTE: The following terms pertain to American English)

    ! Exclamation point
    @ "At" sign
    # Number sign or Pound sign, depending upon context
    & Technically called "ampersand," most folks refer to it as "the 'and' sign"
    () Parentheses
    [] Brackets
    {} Braces
    ; Semi-colon
    : Colon
    > "Greater than" sign
    < "Lesser than" sign
    (Note: Greater than and lesser than apply when these symbols are used in mathematical equations or comparison statements. If they are used in place of bullet points in an article or term paper, they are called "arrow heads.")

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    Quote Originally Posted by veronikad View Post
    Hi!
    I realized that I needed some help with some regular signs. I use them all the time, but i need to know what their names are in english, can someone please help me?
    These are the signs:
    * What is it called in general, and what it is called when used in math, to multiply numbers?
    * is called an asterisk; although sometimes people will use the generic term "star." When it is used in mathematical equations, people say "times." Example 12*2=24 would be read out loud as: Twelve times two equals twenty-four.
    Under_the_line, how do you say _ ?[/FONT][/SIZE]
    When a word or phrase appears like this[SIZE=3], we say it is underlined. If we're referring to the underline ____ by itself, it is usually referred to as an "underscore."

    “ two dots over the word, and what it is called when a word is “within” ?
    Two dots over a letter (such as found in the Motley Crue logo) is called an umlaut. A word or phrase enclosed in " " is called a quotation or a quote.

    % ?
    That is a percent sign. If you're reading it as a number, such as 25%, you'd say "twenty-five percent."

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    Default Re: ! () ; : ! [ ] >< what it that called in english?

    Quote Originally Posted by veronikad View Post

    I also have some questions about different signs in programming terms and mathematical terms:

    != how do you say that in programming terms?
    >= how do you say that in programming terms?
    /* when words are */ within “invisible”-signs in programmingcode, how do one say it?

    != not equal to (/= or =|= or =/= in some languages)
    >= greater than or equal to
    <= less than or equal to
    /* */ Comment markers (In C, C++, Java) Lots of different types in other languages.

    Also, to add to Ouisch's
    # or hash sign
    [] Brackets or square brackets
    {} Braces or curly brackets.
    umlaut is also a diaresis.

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    Default Re: ! () ; : ! [ ] >< what it that called in english?

    Hi

    Thank you so much to Raymott and Ouisch

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