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Definitions of punctuation

  1. something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. The act or art of dividing sentences by points or marks. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The use of significant points, as comma, period, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The act or art of dividing sentences by points. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. 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.
  10. The division of a written or printed document into sentences by means of periods; aud of sentences into smaller divisions by means of commas, semi- colons, colons, etc. thelawdictionary.org
  11. Insertion of vowel& other points in Hebrew &c.; practice, art, of punctuating. [medieval Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  12. n. The act or art of punctuating or pointing a writing or discourse. Cabinet Dictionary
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