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English noun: punctuation

1. punctuation (event) something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions


Broader (hypernym)break, interruption

2. punctuation (communication) the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases


Synonymspunctuation mark


Broader (hypernym)mark


Narrower (hyponym)ampersand, angle bracket, apostrophe, brace, bracket, bracket, colon, comma, dash, diagonal, exclamation mark, exclamation point, full point, full stop, hyphen, interrogation point, inverted comma, parenthesis, period, point, question mark, quotation mark, quote, semicolon, separatrix, slash, solidus, square bracket, stop, stroke, swung dash, virgule


Part meronymorthography, writing system

3. punctuation (act) the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases


Broader (hypernym)grouping


Narrower (hyponym)hyphenation


Member meronymorthography, writing system









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