Definition of underscore in English:


Syllabification: un·der·score


Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌskôr/
1A line drawn under a word or phrase for emphasis.
1.1(On a computer or typewriter keyboard) a short horizontal line (_) on the baseline.
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  • The import filter offered to replace the hyphen with an underscore character, and other than the name change, the file read perfectly.
  • For example, maybe you really hate typing underscore characters, so you don't use them when naming database tables or named constants.
  • Variable names always start with a dollar sign and then have the variable name, which can have letters, numbers, or underscores but can't start with a number.


Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌskôr
, ˌəndərˈskôr/
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1Underline (something).
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  • It was not uncommon for respondents to heavily underscore the words ‘secure job with a pension’ in their answers to my question about why they went to university.
1.1Emphasize: the company underscored the progress made with fuel cells
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  • That is certainly true, although it underscores the somewhat narrow focus and reach of his analysis.
  • Your comment underscores for me why I think a movie using special effects would be an obscenity.
  • The decision underscores once again, however, that for the Supreme Court, the rights of young people are shredded when they walk through the schoolhouse gates.

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