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(a small circle) is the Devanagari abbreviation sign (Hindi (from Sanskrit): लाघव चिह्न Lāghava Cihna "brevity sign"), comparable to the ellipsis ..., or the hyphen -, as used in the Latin alphabet. It is encoded at Unicode code point U+0970.[1]

It is used as abbreviation sign in Hindi and other Devanagari script based languages. For example, "Dr." is written as "डॉ॰", "M.Sc." as "ऍम॰ऍससी॰", etc.

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  1. ^ Devanagari - Unicode Consortium, Unicode Chart,