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The period (also known as a full stop, especially in British English) is a punctuation mark ( . ) primarily used to indicate the end of a sentence. It appears as a single dot on the bottom line of the text, and it comes immediately after the last word of the sentence without a space.
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full stop

1. A period indicating the end of a sentence.
2. A complete halt, as one made by a motor vehicle.

full stop


full point

(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence that is not a question or exclamation, after abbreviations, etc. Also called (esp US and Canadian): period


(ˈpɪər i əd)

1. an extent of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc.: a period of illness; a period of social unrest.
2. a specific division or portion of time: the postwar period.
3. a round of time, esp. as marked by the recurrence of some phenomenon: the rainy period.
4. any of the parts of equal length into which a particular thing, as a sports contest, is divided.
5. the time during which something is completed or runs its course: the gestation period.
6. the point or character (.) used esp. to mark the end of a declarative sentence or to indicate an abbreviation; full stop.
7. a full pause, as is made at the end of a complete sentence; full stop.
8. a sentence, esp. a well-balanced, impressive sentence.
a. an occurrence of menstruation.
b. a time of the month during which menstruation occurs.
11. the basic unit of geologic time, during which a standard rock system is formed: comprising two or more epochs and included with other periods in an era.
12. Physics. the duration of one complete cycle of a wave or oscillation; the reciprocal of the frequency.
13. a division of a musical composition commonly consisting of two or more contrasted or complementary phrases ending with a cadence.
14. Astron.
a. the time in which a body rotates once on its axis.
b. the time in which a planet or satellite revolves once about its primary.
15. (in classical prosody) a group of two or more cola.
16. noting or pertaining to a historical period.
17. (used to indicate that a decision is final): I forbid you to go, period.
[1375–1425; < Middle French < Medieval Latin periodus, Latin < Greek períodos circuit, period of time, period in rhetoric]

full stop

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Noun1.full stop - a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; "in England they call a period a stop"
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
suspension point - (usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete
.وَقْف تام، إشارة النُّقْطَهنُقْطَة
puntopunto final
มหัพภาค จุด
dấu chấm câu

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(ful) adjective
1. holding or containing as much as possible. My basket is full.
2. complete. a full year; a full account of what happened.
3. (of clothes) containing a large amount of material. a full skirt.
1. completely. Fill the petrol tank full.
2. exactly; directly. She hit him full in the face.
ˈfully adverb
1. completely. He was fully aware of what was happening; fully-grown dogs.
2. quite; at least. It will take fully three days.
ˌfull-ˈlength adjective
1. complete; of the usual or standard length. a full-length novel.
2. down to the feet. a full-length portrait.
full moon
(the time of) the moon when it appears at its most complete. There is a full moon tonight.
ˌfull-ˈscale adjective
(of a drawing etc) of the same size as the subject. a full-scale drawing of a flower.
full stop
a written or printed point (.) marking the end of a sentence; a period.
ˌfull-ˈtime adjective, adverb
occupying one's working time completely. a full-time job; She works full-time now.
fully-fledged adjective
1. (as in bird) having grown its feathers and ready to fly.
2. fully trained, qualified etc. He's now a fully-fledged teacher.
full of
1. filled with; containing or holding very much or very many. The bus was full of people.
2. completely concerned with. She rushed into the room full of the news.
in full
completely. Write your name in full; He paid his bill in full.
to the full
to the greatest possible extent. to enjoy life to the full.

full stop

نُقْطَة tečka punktum Punkt τελεία punto piste point točka punto 終止符 마침표 punt punktum kropka ponto final точка punkt มหัพภาค จุด nokta dấu chấm câu 句点