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punctuation mark

noun [C]  /ˌpʌŋk·tʃuˈeɪ·ʃən ˌmɑrk/ us  
writing a mark that you add to a text to show the divisions between different parts of it: Periods, commas, semicolons, question marks, apostrophes, and parentheses are all punctuation marks.
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