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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A punctuation mark (') used to show that other letters have been left out. A punctuation mark used to show possessive form.

Usage examples (38)
  • Ken wondered if it was appropriate to use an apostrophe.
  • The apostrophe is no picnic in a last name either.
  • An apostrophe is commonly used to indicate omitted characters.
  • The apostrophe is misused extensively; more so, perhaps, than any other punctuation mark. for more
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