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"punctuation" in British English

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punctuationnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌpʌŋk.tjuˈeɪ.ʃən/
B1 (the use of) ​specialsymbols that you ​add to writing to ​separatephrases and ​sentences to show that something is a ​question, etc.: His ​letter was ​completely without punctuation.

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

"punctuation" in American English

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punctuationnoun [U]

 us   /ˌpʌŋk·tʃuˈeɪ·ʃən/
specialmarks that are ​placed in a ​text to show the ​divisions between ​phrases and ​sentences, or the use of these ​marks: Check ​yourspelling and punctuation.
(Definition of punctuation from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “punctuation”
in Arabic عَلامات التَّرْقيم…
in Korean 구두점, 구두법…
in Portuguese pontuação…
in Catalan puntuació…
in Japanese 句読法…
in Chinese (Simplified) 标点符号, 标点符号用法…
in Turkish noktalama, noktalama işaretleri…
in Russian пунктуация…
in Chinese (Traditional) 標點符號, 標點符號用法…
in Italian punteggiatura…
in Polish interpunkcja…
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