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hyphen

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Etymology

From Late Latin, from Ancient Greek ὑφέν.

Noun

Singular
hyphen

Plural
{{{1}}}

hyphen ({{{1}}})
  1. Symbol "-", typically used to join two related words to form a compound noun, or to indicate that a word has been split at the end of a line.

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Usage Notes

Because the original symbol "-" (technically the hyphen-minus) covered usages aside from hyphenation there have been additional subsequent symbols created for hyphenation needs. They include the "" (hyphen), (non-breaking hyphen) and the non-visible soft hyphen.

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