[ bak-slash ]
/ ˈbækˌslæʃ /
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a short oblique stroke (\), a backward slash, used in some computer operating systems to mark the division between a directory and a subdirectory or its folders, as in designating a path.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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British Dictionary definitions for backslash
a slash which slopes to the left \
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