What is full stop?

  • (noun): A punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations.
    Synonyms: period, point, stop, full point

Full Stop

A full stop (British English, Irish English, Australian English and New Zealand English) or period (American English and Canadian English) is the punctuation mark placed to indicate the end of sentences. In the context of web addresses and computing in general, it is typically called a dot. In conversation, as opposed to linguistics, the term is often used to mean "the end of the matter" (for example, "We are calling a full stop to discussions on this subject" or "We will not do it. Period!").

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Differences Between American And British English (vocabulary) - Vocabulary - Overview of Lexical Differences - Frequency
... In the UK the term period for a full stop is not used in AmE the term full stop is rarely, if ever, used for the punctuation mark ... For example, Tony Blair said, "Terrorism is wrong, full stop", whereas in AmE, "Terrorism is wrong, period." ...
Full Stop - Computing Use
... In computing, the full stop is often used as a delimiter (commonly called a "dot"), such as in DNS lookups, web addresses, and file names ... In Perl and PHP, the full stop is the string concatenation operator ... In the Haskell standard library, the full stop is the function composition operator ...
Japanese Punctuation Marks - Full Stop - Words Containing Full Stops
... Starting in the 1980s, advertising copy writers began incorporating full stops in titles and other advertising ... In the 1990s, the group Morning Musume (モーニング娘。?) began using a full stop in its name, starting a fad for this usage ...
Slovene Punctuation - Full Stop
... A full stop (.) is a left-leaning punctuation mark ... indicative compound sentence with the last part an independent clause that does not end in a full stop, the full stop is omitted ... hodili po travi, smo opazili prepoved Ne hodi po travi! A full stop is replaced by a comma in direct speech before the accompanying sentence ...
Hungarian Orthography - Other Information - Dates
... Arabic numerals and it is followed by a full stop ... The name of the month can be written in full or abbreviated, or it can be marked with a Roman or Arabic numeral ... Dates are sometimes written without full stops and spaces, divided only by hyphens ...

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