Hyphen. Also, informally called a "dash."
Riya knows her stuff and is absolutely correct that there are the dash, the n-dash and the m-dash, and that they all serve different functions. But, the dash--the shortest of the three and the most widely used, certainly by all of us--is synonymous with the hyphen, I think.
Dash or Hyphen
A subtract sign..Lol
In Morse code the dash is pronounced "dah."
hyphen or a dash
You could call it "that little line" or a dash or a hyphen ...which ever you prefer.. lol. So a dash in stuck in your head? Might wanna call your doctor?
Lol just kidding! It's a dash/hyphen. Hope that helps you! =)
It is often confused with the dashes ( –, —, ― ), which are longer and have different functions.
It's proper name is a hyphen but it's commonly referred to as a dash.
When it is used between two words it is a hyphen, when it is used to replace something it is a dash.
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i call it
one on them things lol i think they are really hyphens though =)
If it separates 2 parts of a single word, it's a hyphen. If it separates two words as in billy-bob, it's a dash. In typing, a dash is 2x as long as a hypen.
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