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semicolon

Semicolons ( ; ) are used for two main purposes: to separate lengthy or complex items within a list and to connect independent clauses. They are often described as being more powerful than commas, while not quite as a strong as periods (full stops).
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sem·i·co·lon

 (sĕm′ĭ-kō′lən)
n.
A mark of punctuation ( ; ) used to connect independent clauses and indicating a closer relationship between the clauses than a period does.

semicolon

(ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlən)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the punctuation mark (;) used to indicate a pause intermediate in value or length between that of a comma and that of a full stop

sem•i•co•lon

(ˈsɛm ɪˌkoʊ lən)

n.
the punctuation mark (;) used to indicate a major division in a sentence where a more distinct separation is felt between clauses or items on a list than is indicated by a comma, as between the two clauses of a compound sentence.
[1635–45]

semicolon

A punctuation mark (;) used to mark a pause longer than a comma but shorter than a period.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semicolon - a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period
punctuation mark, punctuation - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
Translations
فَصْلَةٌ مَنْقُوطَةفَصْلَه او شَوْلَةٌ مَنْقوطَه
středník
semikolon
puolipiste
נקודה ופסיק
točka-zarez
pontosvessző
semíkomma
セミコロン
세미콜론
kabliataškis
semikols
punct şi virgulă
podpičje
semikolon
เครื่องหมายอัฒภาค
dấu chấm phẩy

semicolon

semi-colon [ˌsɛmiˈkəʊlən] npoint-virgule m

semicolon

[ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlən] npunto e virgola

semicolon

(semiˈkəulən) , ((American) ˈsemikoulən) noun
the punctuation mark (;) used especially to separate parts of a sentence which have more independence than clauses separated by a comma. He wondered what to do. He couldn't go back; he couldn't borrow money.

semicolon

فَصْلَةٌ مَنْقُوطَة středník semikolon Semikolon άνω τελεία punto y coma puolipiste point virgule točka-zarez punto e virgola セミコロン 세미콜론 puntkomma semikolon średnik ponto e vírgula, ponto-e-vírgula точка с запятой semikolon เครื่องหมายอัฒภาค ; noktalı virgül dấu chấm phẩy 分号
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Kells Belle, another Henderson horse who finished one ahead of Swincombe Flame at the festival, and her stablemate Semi Colon go for the other Listed race on the card, the Olbg.
30 1 DECOY Conor O'Farrell (13-2) 2 Semi Colon Jeremiah McGrath (5-1 Jt Fav) 3 Kells Belle David Bass (12-1) Georgian King Matt Crawley 33-1 4 23 ran hd 2' 8 D Pipe Wellington Tote: win pounds 7.
It's certainly going to put a semi colon, to where people are going to think long and hard about actually are we doing the right thing and make more considered holistic decisions.
Henderson (below) also can score with Semi Colon (1.
The same combination struck in the second division of the bumper with 20-1 stunner Instabella who showed far too much pace up the hill for Cinderella Rose as well-backed favourite Semi Colon weakened into fourth.
Sometimes at lunch they would speak in edit-talk: "The soup comma my dear comma is delicious semi colon Maggie is an excellent cook period No wonder exclamation you taught her period.
Conor O'Farrell again took the eye as he rode the Pond House five-year-old to a head margin over Semi Colon at Prestbury Park last Sunday.
Semi Colon can emerge the best of four runners for Nicky Henderson in the EBF Mares' "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle Finale at Newbury.
McGrath was found to have struck Semi Colon, runner-up to Decoy in the Conditional Handicap Hurdle, 12 times.