Semicolon



noun
1.
the punctuation mark (;) used to indicate a major division in a sentence where a more distinct separation is felt between clauses or items on a list than is indicated by a comma, as between the two clauses of a compound sentence.
noun
1.
the punctuation mark (;) used to indicate a pause intermediate in value or length between that of a comma and that of a full stop

semicolon definition

A punctuation mark (;) used to join two independent clauses in a sentence. The semicolon shows that the ideas in the two clauses are related: “Jack really didn’t mind being left without a car; he had the house to himself.”

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Common: ITU-T: semicolon; semi. Rare: weenie; INTERCAL: hybrid, pit-thwong.

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    noun, plural semicomas. 1. a light coma from which a person can be roused. semicoma sem·i·co·ma (sěm’ē-kō’mə, sěm’ī-) n. A partial or mild comatose state; a coma from which a person may be roused by various stimuli. sem’i·co’ma·tose’ (-kō’mə-tōs’, -kŏm’ə-) adj.



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