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serial comma

noun

series comma

noun
1.
a comma used after the next-to-last item in a series of three or more items when the next-to-last and last items are separated by a conjunction. In the series A, B, C, or D, the comma after C is the series comma.
Also called serial comma.
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noun

a comma preceding the final conjunction in a list of three or more items; also called Harvard comma , Oxford comma

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