from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A period indicating the end of a sentence.
  • noun A complete halt, as one made by a motor vehicle.

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  • noun UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa The punctuation mark.” (indicating the end of a sentence or marking an abbreviation).
  • interjection colloquial Used to emphasize the end of an important statement or point when speaking.

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  • noun a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations


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  • A period or other sentence-ending punctuation mark.

    January 22, 2008