is a typographical presentation of words with a horizontal line through their center.
This is an example.
It signifies one of two meanings. In ink-written, typewritten, or other non-erasable text, the words are a mistake and not meant for inclusion. When used on a computer screen, however, it indicates recently deleted information. It can also be used for humorous purposes; for example: "John Doe is
not so intelligent."
The HTML presentational inline element for strikethrough is
semantic element represents deleted text, which user agents often render as a strikethrough. The BB Code for it is [s].
Using cascading style sheets (css) it would be ABCDEF
In plain text
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scenarios where markup cannot be used, Unicode
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offers a number of combining character
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s that achieve similar effects. The "long stroke overlay" (U+0336) results in an unbroken stroke across the text,
while "short stroke overlay" (U+0335) results in individually struck out characters:
Similarly, "short solidus overlay" (U+0337) results in diagonally struck out letters:
Precombined "struck through" characters in Unicode
include ƀ, Đđ, Ǥǥ, Ħħ, Ɨɨ, Ɉɉ, Łł, Ɵɵ, Ŧ, ʉ, Ƶƶ, ƻ, ʡ, ʢ, Ғғ, Ҟҟ, Ұұ, Ҍҍ, ⊄
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, ∉. These usually have specific functions or representations and are not intended for general use.
In medieval manuscripts, "strikethrough" of text with red ink often functions as highlighting (e.g. Domesday Book
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, c.f. this image
Double strikethrough is an option in certain word processing
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applications such as Microsoft Word
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. There is no generally agreed meaning of double strikethrough, but it may be used as a second level of single strikethrough.
Double, triple or multiple strikethrough may also (especially formerly) be used as a way of emphasising
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words. In this function it is likely to be misunderstood by the reader.