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From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      "=", ASCII character 61.
     Common names: ITU-T: equals; gets; takes.  Rare:
     quadrathorpe; INTERCAL: half-mesh.
     Equals is used in many languages as the assignment operator
     though earlier languages used ":=" ("becomes equal to") to
     avoid upsetting mathematicians with statements such as "x =
     x+1".  It is also used in compounds such as "<=", ">=", "==",
     "/=", "!=" for various comparison operators and in C's "+=",
     "*=" etc. which mimic the primitive operations of
     two-address code.

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