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suspension points

plural noun, Printing.
a series of periods used as an ellipsis.
Also called breaks, suspension periods.
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First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
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suspension point

(mainly US) one of a group of dots, usually three, used in written material to indicate the omission of a word or words Compare ellipsis (sense 2)
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