A slash character. The regular slash is the virgule; one designed for typing fractions is called a solidus (produced on the Mac with Option-Shift-1). It has a different angle allowing better kerning of numbers over and under it.
a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
A diagonal slash (/).
The diagonal stroke (slant line) that is often used to show rates, when units are expressed in abbreviated or symbolic form (i.e., km/h).
The solidus character U+2044, â„, also known as a shilling mark, is a punctuation mark. The character found on standard keyboards is the virgule (commonly called forward slash).