Welcome to our Octothorpe Definition page.
What does Octothorpe mean?
- (mainly US) A name for 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.
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