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Dictionary Definition

comma

Noun

1 a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
2 anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing [syn: comma butterfly, Polygonia comma]

User Contributed Dictionary

see coma

English

Etymology

From comma < (komma) < (koptō) "I cut"

Pronunciation

  • /kŏ'mə/, /ˈkɒma/, /"kQma/
  • Rhymes: -ɒmə

Noun

  1. Punctuation mark indicating a pause between parts of a sentence or between elements in a list.
  2. A North American butterfly of the genus Polygonia.

Translations

Punctuation
Butterfly
  • German: C-Falter
Translations to be categorised

Noun

  1. subsection (legal)

Latin

Etymology

From (komma) < (koptō) "I cut"

Noun

comma

Extensive Definition

Comma may refer to:

See also

comma in French: Comma
comma in Indonesian: Koma
comma in Italian: Comma
comma in Swedish: Komma

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

ampersand, angle brackets, apostrophe, boundary, braces, caesura, colon, dash, decimal point, diagonal, dot, ellipsis, exclamation mark, full stop, hyphen, interval, juncture, lull, parens, parentheses, pause, period, point, question mark, quotation marks, quotes, semicolon, single quotes, solidus, stop, virgule
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