punctation

[ puhngk-tey-shuh n ]
/ pʌŋkˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

punctate condition or marking.
one of the marks or depressions.

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Origin of punctation

1610–20; < Medieval Latin pūnctātiōn-, stem of pūnctātiō, equivalent to pūnctāt(us) (past participle of pūnctāre to mark with points; see point) + -iōn- -ion
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