Octothorpe vs Poundsterling - What's the difference?

octothorpe | poundsterling |



Alternative forms

* octothorp


(en noun)
  • (chiefly, US) The hash or square symbol (), used mainly in telephony and computing
  • * 1982 , Willard R. Espy, A Children's Almanac of Words at Play , Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., page 230
  • Octothorp is the
  • on a push-button telephone. Rumor at the telephone company is that a man named Charles B. Octothorp, wanting to make his name famous...
  • * 2004 , Andrew Pitonyak, Openoffice.Org Macros Explained , Hentzenwerke, page 139
  • Strings are enclosed in double quotation marks, numbers are not enclosed in anything, and dates and Boolean values are enclosed between octothorpe (
  • ) characters.
  • Synonyms

    * hash, octothorn, pound sign, number sign, hashtag, tic-tac-toe sign, naughts and crosses sign/symbol

    See also



    Not English

    Poundsterling has no English definition. It may be misspelled.