[verb hahy-fuh-neyt; adjective, noun hahy-fuh-nit, -neyt]
- of or relating to something of distinct form or origin that has been joined; connected by a hyphen.
- Informal. a person working or excelling in more than one craft or occupation: He's a film-industry hyphenate, usually listed as a writer-director-producer.
Origin of hyphenate
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Examples from the Web for hyphenation
Hyphenation, and capitalisation of proper nouns, has been made consistent.The Chinese Fairy Book
Inconsistent spelling and hyphenation have been retained from the original.Storyology
Variations of hyphenation from the original document have been retained.Morals in Trade and Commerce
Frank B. Anderson
Variations in spelling and hyphenation have been retained as in the original.The Present State of Virginia
Inconsistencies in spelling, punctuation, and hyphenation have been retained from the original.The Negro Farmer
- (tr) to separate (syllables, words, etc) with a hyphen
Word Origin and History for hyphenation
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