• WordNet 3.6
    • n hyphenation connecting syllables and words by hyphens
    • n hyphenation division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hyphenation The act of joining with a hyphen, or the state of being so joined; use of hyphens.
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In literature:

They are compound words with the hyphens left out.
"A Tramp Abroad, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It's Johnston-Washington, with a hyphen.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
It is long since that Leith Clay-Randolph (note the hyphenated surname) knocked at the back door of Idlewild and melted the heart of Gunda.
"Moon-Face and Other Stories" by Jack London
But we can't all have hyphens to our names, and go driving round with kid gloves on our hands and our noses in the air.
"Australia Felix" by Henry Handel Richardson
Nor do I approve of hyphenating native words, as is so frequently done.
"The Romance of the Colorado River" by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
They are compound words with the hyphens left out.
"A Tramp Abroad" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In like manner our hyphenated nationalities have the Piazza di Spagna for their own.
"Roman Holidays and Others" by W. D. Howells
Do you think R. M. F. would do, or would it have to be R. M. W. hyphen F.?
"First Plays" by A. A. Milne
Look down the ends of the lines in this column, and you will notice the hyphen in several places.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Then the police arrived and swept up the hyphens.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, August 1, 1917." by Various

In news:

Indeed, back in the 19th century, the New York Times used the hyphen in New York, doing so from 1851 to 1896.
"In fact," he went on, "I always thought that if I ever got married, I'd want my wife and I to hyphenate our names.
No, mutual hyphenation was the ticket.
The hyphenate runs the Aaron Sims Co.
In 1968, this question hovered around "Barbarella," a movie that spans so many genres, it takes at least four hyphens to qualify it: adult-comedy-SciFi-fantasy.
Brit Marling Is A Hyphenate On 'Another Earth.
Hank's A Lot: With new tour, Henry Rollins continues his trek as one of the most hyphenated personalities in entertainment.
N Eddy, Jordan Bradley found Daniel Baker for an 11-yard game-winning score with 52 seconds left, sending the Eagles past the Cougars in Central Texas' all-hyphenated matchup.
BLUEFIELD — The term "scholar-athlete" describes Shikhar Kapur of Bluefield State College on both sides of the hyphen.
All hail the mighty-yet-unsung hyphen.
LaRod Stephens- Howling Doesn't Mind If Fans Call Him "The Hyphen".
LaRod Stephens- Howling doesn't mind if fans call him "The Hyphen".
'The Hyphen' Stephens- Howling still defying odds.
Even with a career that has made him one of Hollywood's most popular and respected multi-hyphenates, Ben Stiller hardly relishes looking back.
Punctuation is not allowed except for periods, hyphens, and underscores.

In science:

We say that the string σ ∈ [k ]n contains a generalized pattern τ if σ contains a subsequence isomorphic to τ in which the entries corresponding to consecutive entries of τ not separated by a hyphen must be adjacent.
Words restricted by 3-letter generalized multipermutation patterns
Classical patterns are generalized patterns with all possible hyphens (say, 2-1-3), in other words, those that place no adjacency requirements on σ .
Words restricted by 3-letter generalized multipermutation patterns
Later, Claesson and Claesson and Mansour considered the number of permutations avoiding one or two generalized patterns with one hyphen.
Words restricted by 3-letter generalized multipermutation patterns
We also define the complement of τ , denoted c(τ ), to be the pattern obtained by substituting ℓ + 1 − τ (i) for τ (i) and leaving hyphens in the same positions (e.g., c(13-2) = 31-2).
Words restricted by 3-letter generalized multipermutation patterns
In particular, we give the g.f. for the entire distribution of the maximum number of non-overlapping occurrences of a pattern p with no hyphens (that allowed to have repetition of letters), provided we know the g.f. for the number of k-ary words that avoid p.
Partially Ordered generalized patterns and k-ary words