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punctuation definition

Overview

This page has two definitions of punctuation in English. Punctuation is a noun. Examples of how to use punctuation in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

Noun

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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