punctuation mark

Any of various symbols (see the table below) used in writing and printing to make the sense of what is written easier to determine.

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  • punctuation mark — n. any of the marks used in punctuation, as a period or comma …   English World dictionary

  • punctuation mark — noun the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑punctuation • Derivationally related forms: ↑punctuate (for: ↑punctuation) • Hyper …   Useful english dictionary

  • punctuation mark — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms punctuation mark : singular punctuation mark plural punctuation marks a mark such as a full stop, comma, or question mark that you use in order to write in a clear style …   English dictionary

  • punctuation mark — n. to place, put a punctuation mark somewhere * * * put a punctuation mark somewhere to place …   Combinatory dictionary

  • punctuation mark — punctua′tion mark n. any of a group of marks or characters used in punctuation, as the period, comma, or question mark • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • punctuation mark — any of a group of conventional marks or characters used in punctuation, as the period, comma, semicolon, question mark, or dash. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • punctuation mark — punctu ation ,mark noun count a mark such as a PERIOD, COMMA, or QUESTION MARK that you use in order to write in a clear style …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • punctuation mark — noun Date: 1860 any of various standardized marks or signs used in punctuation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • punctuation mark — punctu ation mark n a sign, such as a ↑comma or ↑question mark, used to divide a piece of writing into sentences, phrases, etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • punctuation mark — noun (C) a sign, such as a comma or question mark, that is used in dividing a piece of writing into sentences, phrases etc …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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