Meaning of COMMA in English

/ ˈkɒmə; NAmE ˈkɑːmə/ noun

the mark ( , ) used to separate the items in a list or to show where there is a slight pause in a sentence

—see also inverted commas



late 16th cent. (originally as a term in rhetoric denoting a group of words shorter than a colon): via Latin from Greek komma piece cut off, short clause, from koptein cut.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.