Meaning of COMMA in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkä-mə ]


Etymology: Late Latin, from Latin, part of a sentence, from Greek komma segment, clause, from koptein to cut — more at capon

Date: 1554

1. : a punctuation mark, used especially as a mark of separation within the sentence

2. : pause , interval

3. : any of several nymphalid butterflies (genus Polygonia ) with a silvery comma-shaped mark on the underside of the hind wings

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