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- (UK) enPR: kŏm'ə, IPA(key): /ˈkɒm.ə/
- (US) enPR: kŏm'-ə, IPA(key): /ˈkɑm.ə/
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- Rhymes: -ɒmə
- Punctuation mark (,) (usually indicating a pause between parts of a sentence or between elements in a list).
- (by extension) A diacritical mark used below certain letters in Romanian.
- A European and North American butterfly, Polygonia c-album, of the family Nymphalidae.
- (music) a difference in the calculation of nearly identical intervals by different ways.
- (genetics) A delimiting marker between items in a genetic sequence.
- In Ancient Greek rhetoric a comma (κόμμα) is a short clause, something less than a colon, originally denoted by comma marks. In antiquity comma was defined as a combination of words that has no more than eight syllables. This term is later applied to longer phrases, e.g. the Johannine comma.
Punctuation mark ','
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- Comma (punctuation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Comma (punctuation)
- Comma (butterfly) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Comma (butterfly)
comma m (plural commi)
- (in grammar):
- (in verse) a caesura
Third declension neuter.
- In the works of Cicero and Quintilian, the untransliterated Greek κόμμα (kómma) is used for comma in the grammatical sense of “a division…of a period smaller than a colon”.
- (comma: division of a period): incīsum (pure Latin)