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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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