Definition of full stop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


full stop

BrE BrE//ˌfʊl ˈstɒp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfʊl ˈstɑːp//
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  • (less frequent stop) (also full point) (all British English) (North American English period) the mark ( . ) used at the end of a sentence and in some abbreviations, for example e.g. Put a full stop at the end of the sentence. The items are separated with a full stop. See related entries: Punctuation
  • Idioms to stop completely The car began to shudder and eventually came to a full stop in front of the church.

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