Slash (punctuation)

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A slash is a punctuation mark used for various purposes:

Other names for it are: stroke, virgule, diagonal, right-leaning stroke, oblique dash, slant, separatrix, slake and whack, front slash

Denotes: Division, to show, for instance how many kilograms of barley are left out of your total supply of barley; 155/2000.

A mark in the reverse direction is called a reverse slash or backslash.