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punctuation marknoun [C]

uk   /pʌŋk.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən ˌmɑːk/  us   /pʌŋk.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən ˌmɑːrk/
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punctuation marknoun [C]

 us   /ˌpʌŋk·tʃuˈeɪ·ʃən ˌmɑrk/
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.
(Definition of punctuation mark from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “punctuation mark”
in Arabic عَلامة تَرْقيم…
in Korean 구두점…
in Portuguese sinal de pontuação…
in Catalan signe de puntuació…
in Japanese 句読点…
in Chinese (Simplified) 标点符号…
in Turkish noktalama işareti…
in Russian знак препинания…
in Chinese (Traditional) 標點符號…
in Italian segno di interpunzione…
in Polish znak przestankowy…
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