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FULL STOP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does full stop mean? 

FULL STOP (noun)
  The noun FULL STOP has 1 sense:

1. a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

  Familiarity information: FULL STOP used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FULL STOP (noun)


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Meaning:

A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

full point; full stop; period; stop; point

Context example:

in England they call a period a stop

Hypernyms ("full stop" is a kind of...):

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

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "full stop"):

suspension point ((usually plural) one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete)


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