’ (apostrophe) or (leading apostrophe)' name='description'> ' - definition and meaning


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  • noun (apostrophe) or (leading apostrophe)
  • noun or (both the opening and closing single quotation marks)
  • noun ˈ (IPA primary stress)
  • noun ʼ (IPA diacritic for ejective consonant)
  • noun ׳ (Hebrew geresh)
  • noun ʻ (Hawaiian okina).
  • noun mathematics (prime symbol)


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  • The apostrophe, among other things, is known to prevent certain words from becoming simple puns.

    December 2, 2006