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full stop

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noun
  1. period(defs 10, 11).
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Origin of full stop

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for full stop

Historical Examples

  • But perhaps it is to the full-stop at presents that the "that's my thunder!"

    Notes and Queries, Number 191, June 25, 1853

    Various

  • Have you anything in view, dear, if we come to a full-stop here?

    Poppy

    Cynthia Stockley

  • The full-stop bacillus for choice—put you sooner out of your agony.

  • Of course there is really no such thing as a full-stop in art any more than there is in nature.

    Since Czanne

    Clive Bell

  • After the word "auctorum" there is a full-stop, breaking the grammatical construction just as that after "confecti" does.


British Dictionary definitions for full stop

full stop

full point

noun
  1. the punctuation mark (.) used at the end of a sentence that is not a question or exclamation, after abbreviations, etcAlso called (esp US and Canadian): period
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