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Definition 1: the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases - [noun denoting act]

(punctuation is a kind of ...) the activity of putting things together in groups

(... is a kind of punctuation ) connecting syllables and words by hyphens

(... is a member of punctuation) a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols

Definition 2: the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for punctuation in the sense of this definition

(punctuation is a kind of ...) a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

"his answer was just a punctuation mark"

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

"in England they call a period a stop"

(... is a kind of punctuation ) either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter)

(... is a kind of punctuation ) either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material

(... is a kind of punctuation ) either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material

(... is a kind of punctuation ) either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material

(... is a kind of punctuation ) the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word

(... is a kind of punctuation ) a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction (and)

(... is part of punctuation) a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols

Definition 3: something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions - [noun denoting event]

(punctuation is a kind of ...) some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity

"the telephone is an annoying interruption" "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt"

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