Comma Definition

kŏmə
commas
noun
commas
A mark of punctuation (,) used to indicate a slight separation of sentence elements, as in setting off nonrestrictive or parenthetical elements, items in a series, etc.
Webster's New World
A slight pause.
Webster's New World
Any of several nymphalid butterflies of the genus Polygonia having wings with irregularly notched edges and a small comma-shaped marking on the underside of the hind wing.
American Heritage

A European and North American butterfly, Polygonia c-album, of the family Nymphalidae.

Wiktionary

(music) A difference in the calculation of nearly identical intervals by different ways.

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Other Word Forms of Comma

Noun

Singular:
comma
Plural:
commas, commata

Origin of Comma

  • Latin from Greek komma piece cut off, short clause from koptein to cut

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin comma, from Ancient Greek κόμμα (komma), from κόπτω (koptō, “I cut”)

    From Wiktionary

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