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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To divide or connect (syllables, word elements, or names) with a hyphen.
  • n. One who performs more than one job or function: auditioned singer-dancers, actor-models, and other hyphenates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To break a word at the end of a line according to the hyphenation rules by adding a hyphen on the end of the line.
  • v. To join words or syllables with a hyphen.
  • n. A person with multiple duties or abilities, such as "writer-director", "actor-model", or "singer-songwriter".

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as hyphen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. divide or connect with a hyphen

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