Definitions for "Punctuation"
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.
helps a reader make sense of what you write; punctuation devices include periods, question marks, exclamation points, commas, semicolons, colons, dashes, parentheses, and brackets.
a conventional system of signs used to indicate stops or divisions in a sentence and to make meaning clearer: e.g., comma, period, semicolon, etc.
Punctuation has been omitted from the hierarchical and alphabetical lists within the thesaurus as its inclusion inhibits retrieval except for apostrophes which have been used where syntactically correct in accordance with Holm (1993). Capital letters have only been used for proper names. Punctuation has been retained within the scope notes to ensure that the definition is understandable.
A rapid speciation event, forming part of the model of evolution by punctuated equilibria.
The earliest manuscripts have little punctuation and it only occurs sporadically before the eighth century.
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see Appendix H
When performing a search, especially the Heading Title search, skip all punctuation.