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"punctuation" in British English

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punctuationnoun [U]

uk   /ˌpʌŋk.tʃuˈeɪ.ʃən/ us   /ˌpʌŋk.tʃuˈeɪ.ʃən/
(Definition of punctuation from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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punctuationnoun [U]

us   /ˌpʌŋk·tʃuˈeɪ·ʃən/
special marks that are placed in a text to show the divisions between phrases and sentences, or the use of these marks: Check your spelling 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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