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Definition of semicolon noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

semicolon

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈsɛmiˌkoʊlən//
 
 
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the mark ( ; ) used to separate the parts of a complicated sentence or items in a detailed list, showing a pause that is longer than a comma but shorter than a period compare colon
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: semicolon