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punctuation mark

n.
One of a set of marks or signs, such as the comma (,) or the period (.), used to punctuate texts.

punctuation mark

n
(Linguistics) any of the signs used in punctuation, such as a comma or question mark

punctua′tion mark`


n.
any of a group of marks or characters used in punctuation, as the period, comma, or question mark.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punctuation mark - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrasespunctuation mark - the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
orthography, writing system - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
ampersand - a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction (and)
apostrophe - the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word
brace - either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
square bracket, bracket - either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
angle bracket, bracket - either of two punctuation marks (`<' or="" `="">') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
colon - a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)
comma - a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
exclamation mark, exclamation point - a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
hyphen, dash - a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
parenthesis - either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material
full point, full stop, period, stop, point - 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"
interrogation point, question mark - a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
inverted comma, quotation mark, quote - a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
semicolon - a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period
separatrix, virgule, solidus, slash, diagonal, stroke - a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
swung dash - a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word
Translations
عَلامَة التَّرْقيم
interpunkční znaménko
tegnsætning
írásjel
greinarmerki
interpunkčné znamienko
ločilo
noktalama işareti

punctuation mark

nsegno d'interpunzione

punctuate

(ˈpaŋktʃueit) verb
to divide up sentences etc by commas, full stops, colons etc.
punctuation noun
1. the act of punctuating.
2. the use of punctuation marks.
punctuation mark
any of the symbols used for punctuating, eg comma, full stop, question mark etc.
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