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English definition of “apostrophe”


noun [C]     /əˈpɒstrəfi/
ABSENT B2 a mark (') used to show that letters or numbers are absent : I'm (= I am) hungry . I graduated in '09 (= 2009).Punctuation
BELONGING B2 a punctuation mark (') used before the letter 's' to show that something belongs to someone or something: I drove my brother's car . Punctuation
(Definition of apostrophe noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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