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Etymology

A cursive variation of or ᾱᾱ, the abbreviation of Greek ανα ana, used in recipes and prescriptions with the meaning "of each", and later extended to accounting. (Other explanations have that it is ā, an abbreviation of Latin ad "to", or French à "to".)

Symbol

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  1. At the rate of, per each: 7 @ $2 = $14 (that is, seven, at two dollars each, are fourteen dollars).
  2. In English, extended from "at the rate of" to simply "at": @ 20°C (at twenty degrees Celsius), @ 80 km/h (at eighty kph), etc.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The symbol used as a separator between a username and a domain name in an e-mail address ("at" the domain name).
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) (IRC) The prefix symbol that identifies a channel operator.

Synonyms


English

Symbol

@

  1. at a rate of (so much each)
    15 items @ $10

See also


Hebrew

Symbol

@

  1. The symbol is called "שטרודל" - Strudel because of its shape. Additional reference for this word in Wikipedia: [1]

Japanese

Symbol

@

  1. at a rate of
    500@¥5
    500 items at a rate of 5 yen
  2. (slang) remaining (stands for あと (ato), mostly used in MMORPG)
    @5個
    @5こ
    @5 ko
    5 items remaining
    @1時間で寝る
    @1じかんでねる
    @1 jikan de neru
    I'll go to bed in a hour

Usage notes

The symbol is called 単価記号 (たんかきごう, tanka kigō, "unit-price sign"), and informally アットマーク (attomāku) or アット (atto).


Portuguese

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  1. The symbol for the arroba unit of weight.

Russian

Symbol

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  1. The symbol is called "собака" (pronounced "sobaka", means "dog")

Spanish

Symbol

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  1. The symbol for the arroba unit of weight and volume.

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