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English definition of “period”

period

noun [C] (MARK)   /ˈpɪər·i·əd/
a mark (.) used in writing to show where the end of a sentence is, or to show that the letters before it are an abbreviation (= short word form ) infml You can say period at the end of a statement as a way of adding emphasis : There will be no more shouting , period!
(Definition of period noun (MARK) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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