Hyphenations'

hyphenate

[v. hahy-fuh-neyt; adj., n. hahy-fuh-nit, -neyt]
verb (used with object), hyphenated, hyphenating.
1.
to join by a hyphen.
2.
to write or divide with a hyphen.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to something of distinct form or origin that has been joined; connected by a hyphen.
noun
4.
Informal. a person working or excelling in more than one craft or occupation: He's a film-industry hyphenate, usually listed as a writer-director-producer.

Origin:
1850–55; hyphen + -ate1

hyphenation, noun
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hyphenate or hyphen (ˈhaɪfəˌneɪt)
 
vb
(tr) to separate (syllables, words, etc) with a hyphen
 
hyphen or hyphen
 
vb
 
hyphen'ation or hyphen
 
n

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