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Definition of "hyphens" []

  • Plural form of hyphen. (noun)

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Use "hyphens" in a sentence
  • "There are intrinsic differences between English and Romance languages that militate against complete standardisation of the English language; the formation of compound nouns and the associated use of hyphens is a case in point; so is the formation of phrasal verbs, which come, change, and go away as fashion demands."
  • "With the dispatch of a waiter flicking away flyspecks, the editor, Angus Stevenson, eliminated some 16,000 hyphens from the sixth edition, published last month."
  • "In terms of primary weights all four strings are actually identical, and it is just the nature of these very doubleplusnonprimary weights that we call hyphens that cause the problems ...."
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