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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.
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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
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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.
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semicolon

A punctuation mark (;) used to mark a pause longer than a comma but shorter than a period.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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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
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semicolon

[ˌsɛmɪˈkəʊlən] npunto e virgola
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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References in classic literature ?
But what color can the objection have, when a specification of the objects alluded to by these general terms immediately follows, and is not even separated by a longer pause than a semicolon? If the different parts of the same instrument ought to be so expounded, as to give meaning to every part which will bear it, shall one part of the same sentence be excluded altogether from a share in the meaning; and shall the more doubtful and indefinite terms be retained in their full extent, and the clear and precise expressions be denied any signification whatsoever?
For you ought to stop twice as long at a semicolon as you do at a comma, and you make the longest stops where there ought to be no stop at all."
Somebody put a drop under a magnifying-glass and it was all semicolons and parentheses," said Mrs.
It was the big thing out of life he had read to her, not sentence-structure and semicolons. He wanted her to feel with him this big thing that was his, that he had seen with his own eyes, grappled with his own brain, and placed there on the page with his own hands in printed words.
Semicolon "brings you on a journey -- not only about the Semicolon -- but also grammar and punctuation," said a review in goodreads.com.
Gordon: "I haven't done it yet, so I don't think I could do it again." (Without the conjunction you would use a semicolon.)
The Semi Colon Project, launched by Danielle Shaw, will see a group a tattoo artists offer discounted tattoos of semicolons, which has come to be recognised as a symbol for mental health awareness and suicide prevention.
The court did not appear to consider whether the use of a semicolon, rather than a comma, was a mere typo; indeed, replacing the semicolon with a comma would appear to resolve the court's grammatical objection and provide the explanation the court believed was lacking.
Each came with a printed explanation of the semicolon's symbolism.
According to Project Semicolon: 'A semicolon is used when an author could've chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to.
Regarding C-shaped canal configurations, eight molars (25%) presented a continuous C-shaped canal (category I), ten (31.25%) had a semicolon shape (category II) and the remaining fourteen (43.75%) had category III.
Column C contains a list of products in that order, with each product separated by a semicolon (see Figure 1).