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- come (obsolete)
- (UK) enPR: kŏm'ə, IPA(key): /ˈkɒm.ə/
- (US) enPR: kŏm'-ə, IPA(key): /ˈkɑm.ə/
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- Rhymes: -ɒmə
- (typography) The punctuation mark ⟨,⟩ used to indicate a set off parts of a sentence or between elements of a list.
- Synonyms: scratch comma, virgule, virgula (in its obsolete form as a slash), come (in its obsolete form as a middot), comma-point (obsolete)
- Hyponyms: comma of Didymus, inverted comma, Oxford comma, serial comma, syntonic comma
- 1828, Richard Thomson, Illustrations of the History of Great Britain, Vol. II, pp. 145–6:
- No points were used by the ancient printers, excepting the colon and the period; but, after some time, a short oblique stroke, called a virgil, was introduced, which answered to the modern comma. In the fifteenth century this punctuation was improved by the famous Aldus Manutius with the typographical art in general; when he gave a better shape to the comma, added the semicolon, and assigned to the former points more proper places.
- (Romanian typography) A similar-looking subscript diacritical mark.
- (entomology) Any of various nymphalid butterflies of the genus Polygonia, having a comma-shaped white mark on the underwings, especially Polygonia c-album and Polygonia c-aureum of North Africa, Europe, and Asia.
- (music) A difference in the calculation of nearly identical intervals by different ways.
- (genetics) A delimiting marker between items in a genetic sequence.
- (rhetoric) In Ancient Greek rhetoric, a short clause, something less than a colon, originally denoted by comma marks. In antiquity it was defined as a combination of words having no more than eight syllables in all. It was later applied to longer phrases, e.g. the Johannine comma.
- (figuratively) A brief interval.
punctuation mark ','
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout#Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (rare, transitive) To place a comma or commas within text; to follow, precede, or surround a portion of text with commas.
- dashes ( ‒ ) ( – ) ( — ) ( ― )
- ellipsis ( … )
- exclamation mark ( ! )
- fraction slash ( ⁄ )
- guillemets ( « » ) ( ‹ › )
- hyphen ( - ) ( ‐ )
- interpunct ( · )
- interrobang (rare) ( ‽ )
- parentheses ( ( ) )
- period (US) or full stop (UK) ( . )
- question mark ( ? )
- quotation marks (formal) ( ‘ ’ ‚ ) ( “ ” „ )
- quotation marks (informal, Computing) ( " ) ( ' )
- comma on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Comma (punctuation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Comma (butterfly) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
comma m (plural commi)
- (law) subsection, subparagraph
- ll secondo comma dell'articolo 3
- the second subparagraph of article 3
- (music) comma
- (in grammar):
- (in verse) a caesura
- 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”.
Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem).