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Semicolon definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SEM'ICOLON, n. [semi and colon.] In grammar, and punctuation, the point [;] the mark of pause to be observed- in reading or speaking, of less duration than the colon, double the duration of the comma, or half the duration of the period. It is used to distinguish the conjunct members of the sentence.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1644 a punctuation mark; used chiefly in a coordinating function between major sentence elements (as independent clauses of a compound sentence)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a punctuation mark (;) of intermediate value between a comma and full stop.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Semicolon Sem"i*co`lon, n. The punctuation mark [;] indicating a separation between parts or members of a sentence more distinct than that marked by a comma.



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