Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun punctuation

3 senses of punctuation

Sense 1
punctuation -- (something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions)
       => interruption, break -- (some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity; "the telephone is an annoying interruption"; "there was a break in the action when a player was hurt")

Sense 2
punctuation, punctuation mark -- (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)
       => mark -- (a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark")

Sense 3
punctuation -- (the use of certain marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words grammatically into sentences and clauses and phrases)
       => grouping -- (the activity of putting things together in groups)

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