Definitions of comma

  1. a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A small interval (the difference between a major and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners. Newage Dictionary DB
  5. A punctuation mark indicating a slight separation in ideas or construction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. In punctuation, the point (,) which marks the smallest division of a sentence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The mark in punctuation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A punctuation mark (,) denoting the slightest separation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The point (,), denoting the shortest pause in reading; an enharmonic interval, or the difference between the major and the minor semitone. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. In written or printed compositions, the point (,) which is used to separate or point off phrases and imperfect clauses, and generally the simpler parts of a sentence, and which marks the shortest pause in reading. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. [Greek] A sarcomere; inocomma; appl. tract, certain nerve fibres in dorsal or posterior column of spinal cord; appl. bacillus, the spirillum causing cholera. na
  12. COMputable MAthematics.An ESPRIT project at KU Nijmegen. foldoc_fs
  13. "," ASCII character 44. Common names: ITU-T:comma. Rare: ITU-T: cedilla; INTERCAL: tail.In the C programming language, "," is an operator whichevaluates its first argument (which presumably hasside-effects) and then returns the value of its secondargument. This is useful in "for" statements and macros. foldoc_fs
  14. kom'a, n. (Shak.) a short part of a sentence: in punctuation, the point (,) which marks the smallest division of a sentence: (fig.) a brief interval.--INVERTED COMMAS, marks of quotation ("..", '..'). [L.,--Gr. komma, a section of a sentence, from koptein, to cut off.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. Punctuation-mark (,) of the least separation indicated between parts of sentence, also used to separate figures &c.; (Mus.) definite minute interval or difference of pitch; inverted cc., raised or superior cc. used to begin& end a quotation, the first (or first pair) inverted (he said \'no\' or \"no\"); c. bacillus, c.-shaped found in cholera. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  16. [L.] The smallest stop in punctuation, dividing clauses; its sign is [,] Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  17. A short clause. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  18. In Music, a very small interval, about the ninth of a tone. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  19. Pros., = Caesura (q.v.). Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. [Greek] A character indicating the smallest grammatical division of a sentence, and usually the shortest pause in reading. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. The point which denotes the distinction of clauses, marked thus [,]. Complete Dictionary

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