Definition of Semicolons

1. Noun. (plural of semicolon) ¹



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Definition of Semicolons

1. semicolon [n] - See also: semicolon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Semicolons

semicivilized
semiclad
semiclear
semicoherent
semicoke
semicokes
semicolon
semicolonial
semicolonialism
semicolonies
semicolons (current term)
semicolony
semicolumn
semicolumnar
semicolumns
semicoma
semicomas
semicomatose
semicomfortable
semicommercial
semicompact
semicompleted
semicompletion
semicomputable
semiconducting

Literary usage of Semicolons

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1. Efficient Composition: A College Rhetoric by Arthur Huntington Nason (1917)
"COORDINATION Coordinate elements, if words or phrases, are usually separated by commas; if clauses, by semicolons; if clause- groups, by colons. ..."

2. Interpretation of the Printed Page for Those who Would Learn to Interpret by Solomon Henry Clark (1915)
"relation to the main idea, by the semicolons ? And you can further see how a recognition of the force of the semicolons affects the voice, particularly in ..."

3. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"Use the guidelines in the following table when your raw data includes leading blanks and semicolons. Table 21.2 Reading Instream Data and External Files ..."

4. Sentences and Their Elements by Samuel Chandler Earle, Howard James Savage, Frank Elias Seavey (1911)
"In series of equals, commas or semicolons only are used. ... They are used more frequently and for a greater variety of purposes than semicolons. ..."

5. Introduction to Rhetoric by William B. Cairns (1899)
"In longer sentences semicolons are used to divide a sentence into sections one or more of which contain commas; colons set off sections one or more of which ..."

6. Introduction to Rhetoric by William B. Cairns (1899)
"In longer sentences semicolons are used to divide a sentence into sections one or more of which contain commas; colons set off sections one or more of which ..."

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