underscore
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈʌn.də(ɹ)ˌskɔː(ɹ)/
Noun

underscore (plural underscores)

  1. An underline; a line drawn or printed beneath text; the character _.
  2. (music) A piece of background music.
Translations Verb

underscore (underscores, present participle underscoring; past and past participle underscored)

  1. To underline; to mark a line beneath text.
    • 2011, Matt Aimonetti, MacRuby: The Definitive Guide: Ruby and Cocoa on OS X (page 14)
      By convention, Rubyists usually underscore their method names.
  2. To emphasize or draw attention to.
    I wish to underscore the importance of proper formatting.
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