underscore Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"underscore" in British English

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underscoreverb [T]

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈskɔːr/  us   /-dɚˈskɔːr/
to underline

underscorenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈʌn.də.skɔːr/  us   /-dɚ.skɔːr/
the ​character _ on a ​computerkeyboard, used to ​draw a ​line under a ​letter or word, and also used in ​filenames where a ​space is not ​allowed
(Definition of underscore from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"underscore" in American English

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underscoreverb [T]

 us   /ˈʌn·dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr/
to ​emphasize the ​importance something: The need for ​firedetectors in ​cargobays was underscored by some ​accidents in the 1980s.
(Definition of underscore from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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