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Full Stop or Period

This page is about the meaning, origin and characteristic of the symbol, emblem, seal, sign, logo or flag: Full Stop or Period.

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A full stop (British English, Hiberno-English, Australian English, and New Zealand English) or period (American English and Canadian English) is the punctuation mark placed to indicate the end of sentences.

In the context of web addresses and computing in general, it is typically called a dot. Some experts call it a baseline dot, because it is a dot on the baseline, as distinct from an interpunct (a middle dot).


Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains curved lines, Has no crossing lines.

Category: Language Symbols.

Full Stop or Period is part of the Punctuation group.

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