Unit 10.1


Symbols

INTRODUCTION

A symbol is something that stands for or represents something else.

FORM

We distinguish between: alphanumeric symbols and non-alphanumeric symbols.

alphanumeric symbolsnon-alphanumeric symbols
GBP, USD, CAD, N, S, W, E£, $, @, #, /

EXAMPLES

  1. Currency
  • GBP (£) – The Pound sterling
  • USD ($) – The United States dollar
  • CAD ($)- The Canadian dollar

2. Points of the compass

  • N – north
  • S – south
  • W – west
  • E – east

3. Website/e-mail adresses and links

  • @ – at
  • # – hash
  • / – slash

USE

We use symbols to indicate:

  1. Currency
  2. Points of the compass
  3. Website/e-mail adresses and links

License

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