HyperDic: punctuation

English > 3 senses of the word punctuation:
NOUNeventpunctuationsomething that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions
communicationpunctuation, punctuation markthe marks used to clarify meaning / meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
actpunctuationthe use of certain marks to clarify meaning / meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
punctuation > pronunciation
Soundspah.ngkchuwey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > punctuation: 3 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningSomething that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions.
Broaderinterruption, breakSome abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
English > punctuation: 3 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe marks used to clarify meaning / meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases.
Synonympunctuation mark
Part oforthography, writing systemA method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
NarrowerampersandA punctuation mark (&
apostropheThe mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
braceEither of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
bracket, square bracketEither of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
bracket, angle bracketEither of two punctuation marks ('<
colonA punctuation mark (
commaA punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
exclamation mark, exclamation pointA punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
hyphen, dashA punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
parenthesisEither of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material
period, point, full stop, stop, full pointA punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
question mark, interrogation pointA punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
quotation mark, quote, inverted commaA punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
semicolonA punctuation mark ('
solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrixA punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
swung dashA punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word
BroadermarkA written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
Spanishsigno de puntuación
Catalansigne de puntuació
Verbspunctuateinsert punctuation marks into
English > punctuation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe use of certain marks to clarify meaning / meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases.
Member oforthography, writing systemA method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
NarrowerhyphenationConnecting syllables and words by hyphens
BroadergroupingThe activity of putting things together in groups
Spanishpuntuación
Catalanpuntuació
Verbspunctuateinsert punctuation marks into

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