punctuation mark

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n punctuation mark the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
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Usage

In literature:

At first the margins would be marked with the ordinary typographical signs, letters omitted, marks of punctuation, etc.
"Reminiscences of Tolstoy" by Ilya Tolstoy
Before sending the invitation they smiled, cut out the C, added the proper punctuation marks, and all was well.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
And Miss Larrabee punctuated this with a wink which we took to be a quotation mark, and she went on with her work.
"Americans All" by Various
One that doesn't wear punctuation marks.
"I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon" by Richard Sabia
Spaces and punctuation marks are considered symbols.
"Dead Giveaway" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Punctuation marks are for the eye and are intended to make clear the meaning.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Punctuation is rarely a marked feature of English handwriting.
"The Detection of Forgery" by Douglas Blackburn
A few missing or incorrect punctuation marks in the Index were silently regularized.
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor" by Various
No doubt it was a sort of melancholy punctuation mark in vogue with the sex.
"The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives" by Elizabeth Strong Worthington
And Miss Larrabee punctuated this with a wink which we took to be a quotation mark, and she went on with her work.
"In Our Town" by William Allen White
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In news:

The other punctuation marks are like buttons on my remote control.
City's gimmick made a point But 15 years later, Hamilton's punctuation mark has faded.
This week on Grammar Grater , we're looking at a popular and versatile punctuation mark: the ellipsis.
COLUMBIA — Two events bookend this week: Monday was National Punctuation Day, and next Monday marks the start of the third year of Show Me the Errors.
You have to love these little-known punctuation marks that, while almost all are impossible to make with a standard keyboard, would cut down on e-mail misperceptions a whole lot more than your standard emoticons do.
New Album is a Personal ' Punctuation Mark'.
New Album is a Personal ' Punctuation Mark '.
Punctuation Mark Gets Grilling At Martha Stewart Trial.
What Punctuation Marks Sound Like.
Rule #3: Always put terminal punctuation (commas, periods) inside the quotation marks .
In dialogue, treat question marks the same way you treat other punctuation marks.
A novel in which a punctuation mark could almost be called destiny.
In dialogue, treat question mark s the same way you treat other punctuation marks.
Rule #3: Always put terminal punctuation (commas, periods) inside the quotation marks.
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In science:

The size of a corpus is implicitly measured in words, but it may contain punctuation marks as well.
Soft Uncoupling of Markov Chains for Permeable Language Distinction: A New Algorithm
The vocabulary of C , V , is the set of distinct linguistically relevant words or punctuation marks, the tokens of which are contained in the texts of C .
Soft Uncoupling of Markov Chains for Permeable Language Distinction: A New Algorithm
We have plotted both ˜yk (left column) and yk (right column) for each word, removing punctuation marks from the spectral analysis (this explains why they are displayed in white).
Soft Uncoupling of Markov Chains for Permeable Language Distinction: A New Algorithm
The page table contains the revision id for the latest revision, its length in bytes, and a unique page title, referred to as a sanitized page title as it uses capitalizations, underscores, and punctuation marks consistently, which is often referenced elsewhere in the database instead of the primary key.
A Wikipedia Literature Review
In 1975, then, the study of homogeneous continua entered its current state— the modern or nonplanar period—a second period of intense activity, marked by extensive use of the Effros result and punctuated by the introduction of other new techniques as well.
Problems from Topology Proceedings
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