Meaning of “punctuation mark” in the English Dictionary

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"punctuation mark" in British English

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punctuation marknoun [ C ]

uk /pʌŋk.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən ˌmɑːk/ us /pʌŋk.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən ˌmɑːrk/

(Definition of “punctuation mark” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"punctuation mark" in American English

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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)