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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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Hi Veronika,
veronikadWhat is called in programming when start of a line is placed more to the right than the previous one?
indentation , indent , or indention ?



I'm sorry for answering late, I'm having kinda crazy days this time...Emotion: crying....However, process, which you described in your last message, is being called justindentation,at least I haven't heard another expression for it. Software companies uses different depths of indentation in their software applications. For example, in our company we uses indentation 4 in our Java source codes, which is in fact the value recommended by the SUN, another popular values are 2 or 3. It's quite nice that a lot of IDE's, like Eclipse (my favourite Java IDE), allows you to set this automatically.Emotion: smile So you don't have to take care about it at all.
As to your options, according the freedictionary.com portal, they all means the same thing, however, if you're working on some IT essay then use the word indentation, for describing it as the process. If you'll be talking there about the value of indentation, which you used in your source code, then you can use the word indent....For example, "the depth of indent was...". Or use "the depth of indentation"(this is also possible), it's up to you...Emotion: smile That's all. Only these two words are being used in Eclipse IDE, for example.
Indention can mean the same thing, but I haven't seen it in any tutorials about the code maintaining...
Best Regards
JCD
" " these are quotation marks, used when when you are directly quoting something someone said for instance

The woman on the bus said, "this seat is taken".
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two dots over the word, and what it is called when a word is “within” ? - I don't really know what people call this.

They are called quotation marks.

And in the U.S, the () are called parenthesis, and the [] are called brackets. Even in math.

I believe the exclamation point (!) keeps its name in coding since you don't have to actually code them. They are just part of the text.

I hope this helps. ^_^
"quotation marks" <---quotation.
!= is sometimes used as "not equal to"
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*=star
>=is greater than
[ & ]= brackets
; = semicolon
: = colon
! = exclamation mark/point
_=underscore
" = punctuation mark

Hope that helps!
Actually, the "star" symbol(*) is more officially known as an asterisk.
* = Asterisk

And the "punctuation mark" are actually called quotation marks. Punctuation marks are actually the proper and official name for the symbols we are addressing as of now, including the ones I've already said! Exclaimation mark(!), question mark(?), period(.), comma(,), ellipses(...), colon(:), semicolon(;), asterisk(*), parentheses(()), brackets([]), virgule(/ it's also more commonly known as a slash), apostrophe('), and the <> are known as angle brackets(I think xD). I think there are a few more than the ones I've stated, but yes. Those are the most known ones.

Hope that kind-a helps! ;v;
If we divide != into 2 signs
! - means that you multiply the number by all the numbers lass than it up unilt for example.

11! means 11x10x9x8x7x6x5x4x3x2x1 = a big number
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hae what is the meaning of this ^ ?
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