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Meaning of COMMA

Pronunciation:  'kâmu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
  2. [n]  a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence

COMMA is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: comma butterfly, Polygonia comma
 See Also: brush-footed butterfly, four-footed butterfly, genus Polygonia, nymphalid, nymphalid butterfly, Polygonia, punctuation, punctuation mark



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com"ma\, n. [L. comma part of a sentence, comma, Gr. ?
clause, fr. ? to cut off. Cf. {Capon}.]
1. A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of
   a sentence, written or printed.

2. (Mus.) A small interval (the difference between a major
   and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.

{Comma bacillus} (Physiol.), a variety of bacillus shaped
   like a comma, found in the intestines of patients
   suffering from cholera. It is considered by some as having
   a special relation to the disease; -- called also {cholera

{Comma butterfly} (Zo["o]l.), an American butterfly ({Grapta
   comma}), having a white comma-shaped marking on the under
   side of the wings.

Computing Dictionary
  1. COMputable MAthematics.

    An esprit project at KU nijmegen.

  2. "," ascii character 44. Common names: itu-t: comma. Rare: itu-t: cedilla; intercal: tail.

    In the c programming language, "," is an operator which evaluates its first argument (which presumably has side-effects) and then returns the value of its second argument. This is useful in "for" statements and macros.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ampersand, angle brackets, apostrophe, boundary, braces, caesura, colon, dash, decimal point, diagonal, dot, ellipsis, exclamation mark, full stop, hyphen, interval, juncture, lull, parens, parentheses, pause, period, point, question mark, quotation marks, quotes, semicolon, single quotes, solidus, stop, virgule