Interpunction

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Interpunction The insertion of points between words or sentences; punctuation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n interpunction The pointing of sentences, or a point or mark placed between the parts or members of a sentence; intermediate punctuation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Interpunction in-tėr-pungk′shun the places of points or stops in writing, intermediate punctuation
    • Interpunction Also Interpunctuā′tion
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. interpunctio, fr. interpungere, interppunctum, to interpoint. See Inter-, and Point

Usage

In literature:

Here and there even the different syllables of each word are separated by interpunction.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
The interpunct is double with the Umbrian alphabet, single and medial with the Latin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
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