hyphenation(redirected from discretionary hyphen)
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tr.v. hy·phen·at·ed, hy·phen·at·ing, hy·phen·ates
To divide or connect (syllables, word elements, or names) with a hyphen.
n. hy·phen·ate (-nĭt′, -nāt′)
One who performs more than one job or function: auditioned singer-dancers, actor-models, and other hyphenates.
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|Noun||1.||hyphenation - division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page|
division - the act or process of dividing
|2.||hyphenation - connecting syllables and words by hyphens|
punctuation - the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases