Punctuation are marks used in printing and writing to separate sentences and clauses and to help make the meaning of sentences more clear.noun
Commas, periods and question marks are examples of punctuation.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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
- a system for using such marks
- such a mark or marks
Origin: ML punctuatio: see punctuate
- punctuative adjective
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- a. The use of standard marks and signs in writing and printing to separate words into sentences, clauses, and phrases in order to clarify meaning.b. The marks so used.
- The act or an instance of punctuating.