Double Prime

A symbol used to distinguish a third quantity x^('') ("x double prime") from two other related quantities x and x^' ("x prime). Double primes are most commonly used to denote transformed coordinates, conjugate points, and derivatives. A double prime is also used to denote the number of arc seconds in an angle measure, or the number of inches in a length.

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Bringhurst, R. The Elements of Typographic Style, 2nd ed. Point Roberts, WA: Hartley and Marks, p. 277, 1997.

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