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Definition 2022


U+2013, –
EN DASH

[U+2012]
General Punctuation
[U+2014]
See also: [U+2010 HYPHEN], - [U+002D HYPHEN-MINUS], [U+2212 MINUS SIGN], [U+2014 EM DASH], and [U+4E00 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E00]

Translingual

Punctuation mark

(English name en dash)

  1. Indicates ranges.
    610 years, read as "six to ten years"
  2. Indicates items in a list.
    Things to buy:
    Toilet paper
    Towels
  3. Indicates a quotation.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:–.

See also

Punctuation


English

Symbol

  1. Used in a compound term when the constituent parts are already hyphenated.
    high-priorityhigh-pressure tasks
  2. Used to hide letters
    Gd for God
  3. Used to connect compound terms with the sense of "to" or to show a relationship
    The BostonWashington race
    bloodbrain barrier

Synonyms

  • (hide letters): (hyphen)

German

Symbol

  1. Used to replace two zeroes after the decimal point in monetary values in running text (in tables, the em dash is used).
    Dieses Gerät kostet 12,– DM.
  2. Used to replace a zero before the decimal point, i. e. for monetary values below 1.
    Diese Packung Milch kostet –,89 DM.