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colon1

co·lon1

colon1

 
pronunciation:
ko ln
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a punctuation mark (:) indicating that what follows is a series, example, summation, elaboration, or the like.
definition 2: a sign (:) used to separate numbers in ratios, as in "a ratio of 1:10," and in the writing of times of day, as in "10:23 A.M.".
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