• Comma

    Pronunciation

    • UK enPR: kŏm'ə, IPA: /ˈkɒm.ə/
    • US enPR: kŏm'-ə, IPA: /ˈkɑm.ə/
    • Rhymes: -ɒmə

    Origin

    From Latin comma, from Ancient Greek κόμμα, from κόπτω (koptō, "I cut")

    Full definition of comma

    Noun

    comma

    (plural commas or commata)
    1. Punctuation mark (,) (usually indicating a pause between parts of a sentence or between elements in a list).
    2. (by extension) A diacritical mark used below certain letters in Romanian.
    3. A European and North American butterfly, , of the family Nymphalidae.
    4. (music) a difference in the calculation of nearly identical intervals by different ways.
    5. (genetics) A delimiting marker between items in a genetic sequence.
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