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backslash vs. forward slash

[ bak-slash ]
  1. 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.
[ fawr-werd slash ]
  1. a short oblique stroke (/), or slash, especially one used in computer programming or to specify an internet address or computer filename.

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