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punctation

[ puhngk-tey-shuhn ]
/ pʌŋkˈteɪ ʃən /
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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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