Is there a specific word or term for the two dots in this "14:23"?

Edit. I know it's a colon. :-) I mean specifically related to date and time display.


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It is a colon. The typographic symbol - :

Its usage in denoting time is not universal, however. Many countries use a period (full stop) in its place. (14.23 for 2:23 PM).

To my knowledge there is not a special term to designate a colon separating hours:minutes.


The symbol is a colon. In your example, it might also be called a seperator or a delimiter

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