Definition of Full point

1. Noun. A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations. "In England they call a period a stop"

Exact synonyms: Full Stop, Period, Point, Stop
Generic synonyms: Punctuation, Punctuation Mark
Specialized synonyms: Suspension Point
Derivative terms: Point, Point, Point



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Full Point

full nelson
full nelsons
full of beans
full of hot air
full of it
full of life
full of one's self
full of oneself
full on
full orthodontic treatment
full out
full page
full phase of the moon
full point (current term)
full professor
full radiator
full rhyme
full screen
full service bank
full skirt
full speed ahead
full stop
full stops
full term
full throttle
full tilt
full tilt boogie
full time

Literary usage of Full point

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Treatise on English Punctuation: With an Appendix, Containing Rules on the by John Wilson (1899)
"The First Word after a full point. The first word after a period, and after a note oi interrogation or exclamation when grammatically equivalent to a period ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"In minuscule MSS. the full point, on tho line or high, was first used ; then the comma and semicolon, aud the inverted semicolon (t ), whose power was ..."

3. Rules for Compositors and Readers at the University Press, Oxford by Oxford University Press, Horace Hart, James Augustus Henry Murray, Henry Bradley (1905)
"(sizes of books), are symbols, and should have no full point. A parallel case is that of 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on, which also need no full points. ..."

4. Typographia: an Historical Sketch of the Origin and Progress of the Art of by Thomas Curson Hansard (1825)
"The full point is used to terminate a sentence, and its pause is double the time allowed to the semi-colon. It is also used in abbreviations, but then loses ..."

5. Exposition of the Grammatical Structure of the English Language: Being an by John Mulligan (1874)
"Here the point after &c. supersedes the use of the full point required to close the sentence. (13) In correct orthography every new sentence commences with ..."

6. A Treatise on English Punctuation: Designed for Letter-writers, Authors by John Wilson (1856)
"The First Word after a full point. The first word after a period, and after a note of interrogation or exclamation when grammatically equivalent to a period ..."

7. The Elements of Punctuation: With Rules on the Use of Capital Letters, Being by John Wilson (1857)
"By new formations and compositions from simple and primitive words in present use." * RULE H. The First Word after a full point. The first word after a ..."

8. An Improved Grammar of the English Language by Noah Webster (1843)
"The period or full point marks a completion of the sense, a cadence of the voice, ... The full point is used also after initials when used alone ..."

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