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APOSTROPHE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does apostrophe mean? 

APOSTROPHE (noun)
  The noun APOSTROPHE has 2 senses:

1. address to an absent or imaginary person
2. the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word

  Familiarity information: APOSTROPHE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


APOSTROPHE (noun)


Sense 1apostrophe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Address to an absent or imaginary person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("apostrophe" is a kind of...):

rhetorical device (a use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance))


Sense 2apostrophe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("apostrophe" is a kind of...):

punctuation; punctuation mark (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)


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