|Noun||1.||swung dash - a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word|
|(character)||swung dash - A character similar to tilde but appearing
in the same vertical position as a dash, i.e. half way up
rather than at the top like tilde. ASCII does not include a
swung dash so tilde is used instead.|
It is commonly used for "approximates" or "is approximately equal to".