- punctuationsee the individual entries for apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, exclamation mark, full stop, hyphen, question mark, quotation marks, semicolon.
Modern English usage. 2014.
Modern English usage. 2014.
Punctuation — is everything in written language other than the actual letters or numbers, including punctuation marks (listed at right), inter word spaces and indentation. *cite book last = Amis | first = Kingsley | authorlink = Kingsley Amis | coauthors = |… … Wikipedia
Punctuation — Punc tu*a tion, n. [Cf. F. ponctuation.] (Gram.) The act or art of punctuating or pointing a writing or discourse; the art or mode of dividing literary composition into sentences, and members of a sentence, by means of points, so as to elucidate… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
punctuation — 1530s, pointing of the psalms, from M.L. punctuationem (nom. punctuatio) a marking with points, noun of action from pp. stem of punctuare to mark with points or dots, from L. punctus a prick (see POINT (Cf. point)). Meaning system of inserting… … Etymology dictionary
punctuation — Punctuation, Interpunctio, Distinctio, Interpunctum interpuncti … Thresor de la langue françoyse
punctuation — ► NOUN 1) the marks, such as full stop, comma, and brackets, used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning. 2) the use of such marks. DERIVATIVES punctuational adjective … English terms dictionary
punctuation — [puŋk΄cho͞o ā′shən] n. [ML punctuatio: see PUNCTUATE] 1. the act of punctuating; specif., the act or practice of using standardized marks in writing and printing to separate sentences or sentence elements or to make the meaning clearer 2. a… … English World dictionary
punctuation — punctuational, punctuative, adj. /pungk chooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the practice or system of using certain conventional marks or characters in writing or printing in order to separate elements and make the meaning clear, as in ending a sentence or… … Universalium
punctuation — [[t]pʌ̱ŋktʃue͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Punctuation is the use of symbols such as full stops or periods, commas, or question marks to divide written words into sentences and clauses. He was known for his poor grammar and punctuation. 2) N UNCOUNT… … English dictionary
punctuation — punc|tu|a|tion [ ,pʌŋktʃu eıʃn ] noun uncount 1. ) the use of marks such as PERIODS or COMMAS in order to write in a clear style: Mistakes in punctuation can be amended. The letter was brief and had no punctuation. 2. ) punctuation marks … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
punctuation — UK [ˌpʌŋktʃuˈeɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [uncountable] 1) the use of marks such as full stops or commas in order to write in a clear style Mistakes in punctuation can be amended. The letter was brief and had no punctuation. 2) punctuation marks … English dictionary