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The Italian printer Aldus Manutius established the practice of using the semicolon mark to separate words of opposed meaning, and to indicate interdependent statements. The earliest, general use of the semicolon in English was in 1591.
- Indicates a pause longer than the comma and shorter than a period/full stop.
- Represents two eyes vertically aligned, the lower one blinking, in order to form emoticons.
- (programming) the end of a statement in some programming languages
- Called semicolon in English.
- In Greek the same function is served by · (U+0387), named the άνω τελεία (áno teleía, “upper stop”).
- For examples of the usage of this word see the citations page.
- ﹔ (small form variant)
; or ;
- ? (the Greek question mark)
- Με συγχωρείτε· πού είναι οι τουαλέτες; (Excuse me; where are the toilets?)