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Definition: numeral sign
, octothorpe \oc"to*thorpe\
, n. [octo-
eight + thorp Etymology of thorp uncertain. (ca. 1965). See
quote below. Possibly derived from octalthorpe or octotherp
(once used by the Bell System?).]
A typographic symbol (#) having two vertical lines
intersected by two horizontal lines. It is also called the
, numeral sign
and number sign
the U. S. it is commonly called the pound sign
to designate the symbol as used on digital telephone dials,
but this can be confusing to Europeans who think of the pound
sign as the symbol for the British pound. It is commonly used
as a symbol for the word number; as in #36 (meaning: number
Otherwise known as the numeral sign. It has also been
used as a symbol for the pound avoirdupois, but this
usage is now archaic. In cartography, it is also a
symbol for village: eight fields around a central
square, and this is the source of its name. Octothorp
means eight fields.
BC, Canada, p.