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Definitions of punctuation

  1. The act or art of punctuating or pointing a writing or discourse; the art or mode of dividing literary composition into sentences, and members of a sentence, by means of points, so as to elucidate the author's meaning. Newage Dictionary DB
  2. The act or art of dividing sentences by points or stops; the marks used for such division. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. The act or art of dividing sentences by points or marks. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. The use of significant points, as comma, period, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The art of marking off portions of written language by points or stops. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for punctuation

  1. Now you have begun on my punctuation – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  2. Minor punctuation errors have been corrected without notice. – A Syllabus of Kentucky Folk-Songs by Hubert G. Shearin Josiah H. Combs
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