What do you call the "@"?

I know you pronounce it "at", but does it have a name?

3 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The at sign (@, read aloud in English as "at") is a typographic symbol most commonly used as an abbreviation in accounting and commercial invoices, in statements such as "7 widgets @ $2 ea. = $14". More recently, the at symbol has become ubiquitous due to its use in email addresses.

    It is often referred to informally as the at symbol, the at sign, the ampersat, or just at. It has the official name commercial at in the ANSI/CCITT/Unicode character encoding standards.

    The origin of @ is debated, but is most likely a cursive form of ā, or possibly à (the French word for 'at').

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's called the "at sign" or "at commercial". See address below

  • 1 decade ago

    i don't think so!

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