suspension points


plural noun Printing.

a series of periods used as an ellipsis.

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Also called breaks, suspension periods.

Origin of suspension points

First recorded in 1915–20
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British Dictionary definitions for suspension point

suspension point

noun

mainly US one of a group of dots, usually three, used in written material to indicate the omission of a word or wordsCompare ellipsis (def. 2)
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