incomplete symbol

noun

: a sign, word, or expression (as the quotation sign or the word or) that systematically contributes to the meaning of expressions in which it occurs but has no independent or separable meaning

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“Incomplete symbol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/incomplete%20symbol. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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