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SEMICOLON

 Dictionary entry overview: What does semicolon mean? 

SEMICOLON (noun)
  The noun SEMICOLON has 1 sense:

1. a punctuation mark (';') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period

  Familiarity information: SEMICOLON used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEMICOLON (noun)


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Meaning:

A punctuation mark (';') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("semicolon" 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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