semicolon

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

semi·co·lon

noun \ˈse-mē-ˌkō-lən, ˈse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

: the punctuation mark ; that is used to separate major parts in a sentence and to separate items in a series if the items contain commas

Full Definition of SEMICOLON

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

First Known Use of SEMICOLON

1644

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