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Hyphen meaning

hyphen - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. A mark or short dash, thus [-], placed at the end of a line which terminates with a syllable of a word, the remainder of which is carried to the next line; or between the parts of many a compound word; as in fine- leaved, clear- headed. It is also sometimes used to separate the syllables of words.
  2. 2. To connect with, or separate by, a hyphen, as two words or the parts of a word.
  3. 3. A mark to join words or to separate syllables.
  4. 4. To join with, or separate by, such a mark.
  5. 5. The mark (-) used to join the parts of a word.

hyphen - examples of usage

  1. Hyphen inconsistencies have been corrected without note where there was a prevalence of one formation over another. - "Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race", Maud Isabel Ebbutt.
  2. The main aim of the club, as its leaders state, is to assist in the Americanization of the Finnish women in America- to eliminate the hyphen, to make the Finnish- American women Americans. - "A Stake in the Land", Peter Alexander Speek.
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