mark+of+punctuation

  • 1 punctuation mark — noun the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑punctuation • Derivationally related forms: ↑punctuate (for: ↑punctuation) • Hyper …

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  • 2 punctuation mark — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms punctuation mark : singular punctuation mark plural punctuation marks a mark such as a full stop, comma, or question mark that you use in order to write in a clear style …

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  • 3 punctuation mark — punctuation marks N COUNT A punctuation mark is a symbol such as a full stop or period, comma, or question mark that you use to divide written words into sentences and clauses …

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  • 4 Mark Lovegrove — Mark Mods Lovegrove is a British born film maker music composer. He has written music for many successful independent point click adventure games since 2000, including many made with Adventure Game Studio several by the popular writer Ben… …

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  • 5 punctuation mark — n. any of the marks used in punctuation, as a period or comma …

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  • 6 mark — mark1 [märk] n. [ME < OE mearc, orig., boundary, hence boundary sign, hence sign, akin to Ger mark, boundary, boundary mark, marke, a token, mark < Gmc * marka < IE base * mereĝ , edge, boundary > L margo, MARGIN, OIr mruig,… …

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  • 7 punctuation — see the individual entries for apostrophe, brackets, colon, comma, dash, exclamation mark, full stop, hyphen …

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  • 8 punctuation — 1530s, pointing of the psalms, from M.L. punctuationem (nom. punctuatio) a marking with points, noun of action from pp. stem of punctuare to mark with points or dots, from L. punctus a prick (see POINT (Cf. point)). Meaning system of inserting… …

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  • 9 punctuation — [puŋk΄cho͞o ā′shən] n. [ML punctuatio: see PUNCTUATE] 1. the act of punctuating; specif., the act or practice of using standardized marks in writing and printing to separate sentences or sentence elements or to make the meaning clearer 2. a… …

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  • 10 punctuation — punctuational, punctuative, adj. /pungk chooh ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the practice or system of using certain conventional marks or characters in writing or printing in order to separate elements and make the meaning clear, as in ending a sentence or… …

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  • 11 mark — I n. sign. symbol 1) to make one s mark ( to make a cross in place of a signature ) 2) an accent, stress; diacritical; exclamation (BE; AE has exclamation point); punctuation; question; quotation mark 3) (mil.) a hash mark 4) a laundry mark… …

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  • 12 mark — 1 verb 1 MAKE A MARK (I, T) to make a mark on something in a way that spoils its appearance, or to become spoiled in this way: We were careful not to mark the paintwork. | The disease had marked her face for life. | It s a beautiful table, but it …

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  • 13 punctuation mark — n. to place, put a punctuation mark somewhere * * * put a punctuation mark somewhere to place …

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  • 14 Punctuation (chess) — When annotating chess games, commentators frequently use question marks and exclamation points to denote a move as bad or good. The symbols normally used are ?? , ? , ?! , !? , ! , and !! . The corresponding symbol is juxtaposed in the text… …

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  • 15 punctuation — Synonyms and related words: alphabet, ampersand, angle brackets, apostrophe, braces, colon, comma, dash, decimal point, diacritical mark, diagonal, dot, ellipsis, end stop, exclamation mark, full stop, hyphen, letter, parens, parentheses, period …

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  • 16 punctuation mark — punctua′tion mark n. any of a group of marks or characters used in punctuation, as the period, comma, or question mark • Etymology: 1855–60 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 17 mark — mark1 W2S3 [ma:k US ma:rk] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(dirt)¦ 2¦(damaged area)¦ 3¦(coloured area)¦ 4¦(writing)¦ 5¦(level/number)¦ 6¦(student s work)¦ 7 full/top marks for effort/trying/persistence etc 8 high/low mark 9 make/leave your …

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  • 18 mark — mark1 /mahrk/, n. 1. a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise: a small mark on his arm. 2. a badge, brand, or other visible sign assumed or imposed: a mark of his noble rank. 3. a symbol used in writing… …

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  • 19 mark — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)k[/t]] ♦♦ marks, marking, marked 1) N COUNT A mark is a small area of something such as dirt that has accidentally got onto a surface or piece of clothing. The dogs are always rubbing against the wall and making dirty marks... A… …

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  • 20 mark — I [[t]mɑrk[/t]] n. 1) a visible impression on a surface, as a line, spot, scratch, dent, or stain 2) a symbol used in writing or printing: a punctuation mark[/ex] 3) a token or indication; sign: to bow as a mark of respect[/ex] 4) a noticeable or …

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