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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Punctuation (0.00839 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Punctuation.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: punctuation punctuation n 1: something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions 2: the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases [syn: punctuation mark ] 3: the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases
English → English (gcide) Definition: Punctuation Punctuation \Punc`tu*a"tion\, n. [Cf. F. ponctuation.] (Gram.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: Punctuation, as the term is usually understood, is chiefly performed with four points: the period [.], the colon [:], the semicolon [;], and the comma [,]. Other points used in writing and printing, partly rhetorical and partly grammatical, are the note of interrogation [?], the note of exclamation [!], the parentheses [()], the dash [--], and brackets []. It was not until the 16th century that an approach was made to the present system of punctuation by the Manutii of Venice. With Caxton, oblique strokes took the place of commas and periods. [1913 Webster]

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