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 (sĭ-lăb′ĭ-fī′) or syl·lab·i·cate (-kāt′)
tr.v. syl·lab·i·fied, syl·lab·i·fy·ing, syl·lab·i·fies or syl·lab·i·cat·ed or syl·lab·i·cat·ing or syl·lab·i·cates
To form or divide into syllables.

syl·lab′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən), syl·lab′i·ca′tion (-kā′shən) n.
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Noun1.syllabication - forming or dividing words into syllables
division - the act or process of dividing


[sɪˌlæbɪˈkeɪʃən] N syllabification [sɪˌlæbɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nsilabeo m, división f en sílabas
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