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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n.- A symbol used in ancient manuscripts to mark a questionable passage.

Usage examples (15)
  • In the Latin text, the start and end of passages which are deeply corrupt and therefore difficult to correct are indicated by an asterisk, instead of the usual dagger...
  • No Super-Ego, Just id: id obelus has a new project in the works.
  • English mathematician who introduced the division sign (obelus, ÷) into England.
  • The obelus was first used by Johann Rahn (1622-1676) in 1659 in Teutsche Algebra. for more
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