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apostrophe1

a·pos·tro·phe1

apostrophe1

 
pronunciation:
pa str fi
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mark (') used to show the omission of one or more letters or numbers from a word or figure, as in "wouldn't" for "would not" and "'87" for "1987".
definition 2: this mark used to show possession, as in "Susan's clothes," "children's shoes," and "citizens' rights".
definition 3: this mark used in some plurals, esp. in letters and figures, as in "I get your n's and r's confused".
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The word apostrophe contains the following part: