punctation

punctation

[puhngk-tey-shuhn]
noun
1.
punctate condition or marking.
2.
one of the marks or depressions.

Origin:
1610–20; < Medieval Latin pūnctātiōn-, stem of pūnctātiō, equivalent to pūnctāt(us) (past participle of pūnctāre to mark with points; see point) + -iōn- -ion

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punctate or punctated (ˈpʌŋkteɪt)
 
adj
having or marked with minute spots, holes, or depressions
 
[C18: from New Latin punctātus, from Latin punctum a point]
 
punctated or punctated
 
adj
 
[C18: from New Latin punctātus, from Latin punctum a point]
 
punc'tation or punctated
 
n

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