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punctation

[puhngk-tey-shuh n]
noun
  1. punctate condition or marking.
  2. 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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Historical Examples of punctation

  • In drawing up the “Punctation” he took no active part, but it was wholly inspired by his principles.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2

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