"punctuation," 1610s, from Latin interpunctionem (nominative interpunctio) "a putting of points between," noun of action from past participle stem of interpungere "to put points between," from inter- (see inter-) + pungere (see pungent).
- interpretive centre,
- interpretive semantics,
- interproximal space,
- interquartile range,
Examples from the Web for interpunction
They indicate the logical relation to each other of the words and clauses, thus performing the office of marks of interpunction.Companion to the Bible|E. P. Barrows
Otherwise spelling, hyphenation, interpunction and grammar have been preserved as in the original.Witch Winnie's Mystery, or The Old Oak Cabinet|Elizabeth W. Champney
Otherwise spelling, hyphenation, interpunction and syntax of the original have been preserved.Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border|Annie Roe Carr
Here and there even the different syllables of each word are separated by interpunction.
Interpunction, in-tėr-pungk′shun, n. the places of points or stops in writing, intermediate punctuation.