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hyphen

noun [C] uk   /ˈhaɪ.fən/ us  
B2 the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next: There are hyphens in "well-to-do".
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  • Where should I put the hyphen to break the word 'authority'?
  • There is a hyphen between the two names.
Translations of “hyphen”
in Korean 하이픈…
in Arabic شَرطة (-)…
in French trait d’union…
in Turkish tire (-), ara çizgi…
in Italian trattino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 連字號…
in Russian дефис…
in Polish łącznik, kreseczka…
in Spanish guión…
in Portuguese hífen…
in German der Bindestrich…
in Catalan guionet…
in Japanese ハイフン(-)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连字符…
(Definition of hyphen from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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