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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Comma  \Com"ma\,  n.  [L.  comma  part  of  a  sentence,  comma,  Gr  ? 
  clause,  fr  ?  to  cut  off  Cf  {Capon}.] 
  1.  A  character  or  point  [,]  marking  the  smallest  divisions  of 
  a  sentence,  written  or  printed. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  A  small  interval  (the  difference  between  a  major 
  and  minor  half  step),  seldom  used  except  by  tuners. 
 
  {Comma  bacillus}  (Physiol.),  a  variety  of  bacillus  shaped 
  like  a  comma,  found  in  the  intestines  of  patients 
  suffering  from  cholera.  It  is  considered  by  some  as  having 
  a  special  relation  to  the  disease;  --  called  also  {cholera 
  bacillus}. 
 
  {Comma  butterfly}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  butterfly  ({Grapta 
  comma}),  having  a  white  comma-shaped  marking  on  the  under 
  side  of  the  wings. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  comma 
  n  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}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Comma 
 
  COMputable  MAthematics. 
 
  An  {ESPRIT}  project  at  KU  {Nijmegen}. 
 
  (1994-11-30) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  comma 
 
    ","  {ASCII}  character  44.  Common  names:  {ITU-T}: 
  comma.  Rare:  {ITU-T}:  cedilla;  {INTERCAL}:  tail. 
 
  In  the  {C}  programming  language,  ","  is  an  operator  which 
  evaluates  its  first  argument  (which  presumably  has 
  {side-effect}s)  and  then  returns  the  value  of  its  second 
  argument.  This  is  useful  in  for"  statements  and  {macro}s. 
 
  (1995-03-10) 
 
 




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