punctuation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin punctuātiō (a marking with points, a writing, agreement), from punctuō (to mark with points, settle). Morphologically, punctuate +‎ -ion

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʌŋk.tʃuˈeɪ.ʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

punctuation (countable and uncountable, plural punctuations)

  1. A set of symbols and marks which are used to clarify meaning in text by separating strings of words into clauses, phrases and sentences.
    Different languages have different rules for punctuation.
  2. An act of punctuating.

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