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apostrophe

noun

1 apostrophe

Address to an absent or imaginary person.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Roget 586: allocution, alloquy, address; speech etc. 582; apostrophe, interpellation, appeal, invocation, salutation; word in the ear.    [Feigned dialogue] ... show more

Roget 589: soliloquy, monologue, apostrophe; monology.   

Roget 765: request, requisition; claim etc. (demand) 741; petition, suit, prayer; begging letter, round robin.    motion, overture, ... show more

Polish: apostrofa, metabaza



2 apostrophe

The mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word.

Dutch: afkortingsteken, apostrof, komma, verkortingsteken, weglatingsteken
Polish: apostrof


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