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The term “atom” is from Greek and means “unable to cut”—although we now know that atoms can be split into smaller pieces, the name persists.

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The use of an arrow, like U+2192.svg, to indicate direction on signage did not appear in use until the 18th century (with the arrow’s fletching being removed during the mid-to-late 19th century). The symbol appeared as an abstract evolution of the previous symbol, in use since the medieval era, of a painted hand pointing a finger (a manicule).

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