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hyphen


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyphen  \Hy"phen\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  under  one  into  one 
  together,  fr  ?  under  +  ?,  neut.  of  ?  one  See  {Hypo-}.] 
  (Print.) 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyphen  \Hy"phen\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hyphened};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hyphening}.] 
  To  connect  with  or  separate  by  a  hyphen,  as  two  words  or 
  the  parts  of  a  word 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hyphen 
  n  :  a  punctuation  mark  (-)  used  between  parts  of  a  compound  word 
  or  between  the  syllables  of  a  word  when  the  word  is 
  divided  at  the  end  of  a  line  of  text  [syn:  {dash}] 
  v  :  write  with  a  hyphen  [syn:  {hyphenate}] 




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