|" '' 〃|
|In Unicode||U+0022 " QUOTATION MARK (HTML |
U+0027 ' APOSTROPHE (HTML
U+03003 〃 DITTO MARK (HTML
|See also||U+00BB » RIGHT-POINTING DOUBLE ANGLE QUOTATION MARK (HTML |
The ditto mark (") is a typographic symbol indicating that the word(s) or figure(s) above it are to be repeated. The mark may be made using a pair of apostrophes, a quotation mark, or the equivalent mark from Chinese, Japanese and Korean, all of which are visually similar.
|Black pens, box of twenty||.....||$2.10|
|Blue " " " "||.....||$2.35|
In English, the abbreviation do. is sometimes used.
In China the corresponding historical mark was two horizontal lines (二), found in bronze script from the Zhou Dynasty, as in the example at right (circa 825 BCE). In script form this became 〻, and is now written as 々; see iteration mark.
The word ditto comes from the Tuscan language, where it is the past participle of the verb dire (to say), with the meaning of "said", as in the locution "the said story". The first recorded use of ditto with this meaning in English occurs in 1625.
For Chinese, Japanese and Korean, there is also a Unicode character U+3003 〃 DITTO MARK in the range CJK Symbols and Punctuation. The equivalent symbol used in French, (») is called a guillemet itératif.
- "Ditto mark". Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 3 November 2016.
the mark is a symbol made from two apostrophes
- "Ditto mark". Collins Dictionaries. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
two small marks (") placed under something to indicate that it is to be repeated
- "Ditto". Cambridge Dictionaries. Retrieved 30 December 2019. but the Cambridge Dictionary of Business English on the same page uses the CJK ditto mark (〃)
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- Definition at The Free Dictionary
- "Banque de dépannage linguistique: Guillemets itératifs" [Linguistic help desk: Iterative quotes] (in French). Office québécois de la langue française. Retrieved 30 December 2019.