hyphenation hyphenation  /ˌhaɪ fə ˈneɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page
  2. (n) connecting syllables and words by hyphens

Usage(s):

  1. Aesthetics often dictates against hyphenation.
  2. The soft sign following sibilants at the end of words will disappear, as did the hard sign following consonants, and 16 rules of hyphenation are to be reduced to one.
  3. Rather it is an extended hyphenation.

News

  • How to solve four common problems with your new smartphone

    For all their smarts, smartphones can be complicated animals. Or at least frustrating ones, especially if you run into some of the problems that tend to crop up among new smartphone owners. (Note that I'm referring to both new smartphone-owners and new-smartphone owners. Hyphenation matters, people!) Thankfully, most of these issues are easily resolved -- or if not resolved, easily worked around ...
    on February 15, 2014     Source: CNET

Quotes

  • Talking on geo-strategic trends, Mukherjee described the current world order as that of "general un-alignment - a de-hyphenation of relationships, and re-engagement amongst several major powers in informal alliances to deal with issues on the basis...
    on Apr 29, 2008 By: Pranab Mukherjee Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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