Definition of hyphenation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hyphenation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪfəˈneɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪfəˈneɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the act of joining two words using a hyphen; the division of a word between two lines of text using a hyphen hyphenation rules