Slash

Slash: Not Just a Punctuation Mark Anymore
April 24, 2013
by Anne Curzan
The Chronicle of Higher Education
http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/04/24/slash-not-just-a-punctuation-mark-anymore

Lots of us use the slash (/) in writing to capture two or more descriptions of the same thing, with a meaning something like “or,” “and,” or “and/or”—e.g., “my sister/best friend” or “request/require.”
The slash typically separates two things that are the same part of speech or parallel grammatically

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slash_(punctuation)#XOR

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