punctuation space etymology

English word punctuation space comes from English mark, English quotation

Detailed word origin of punctuation space

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
mark English (eng) (Australian rules football) A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick. [from 19th c.]. (archaic) A type of small region or principality. [from 18th c.]. (archaic) Attention, notice. [from 15th c.]. (archaic) Preeminence; high position.. (cooking) A specified level on a scale denoting gas-powered oven [...]
quotation English (eng) A fragment of a human expression that is repeated by somebody else. Most often a quotation is taken from literature or speech, but also scenes from a movie, elements of a painting, a passage of music, etc., may be quoted.. The act of naming a price; the price that has been quoted.
quotation mark English (eng) (North America) One of a pair of quotation marks used to denote a quotation in writing. The same symbol is now typically used at both the beginning and the end of the quotation, which is usually the "double quotes" or "straight quotes" symbol ", although the "single quote" or "straight quote" symbol ' is sometimes used, especially to denote a quotation within a quotation.. (UK) One of a pair [...]
punctuation space English (eng) (in dated, _, typography) A space of non-variable width: ⊣ ⊢ equal to the width of a period (full stop) or comma, inserted after ⟨“⟩ or ⟨‘⟩ and before ⟨”⟩ or ⟨’⟩ (and sometimes ⟨?⟩ or ⟨!⟩), unless a punctuation mark occurs there. It is Unicode character U+2008. When using X11 input method, the conventional key combination is Compose+Space+Period.

Words with the same origin as punctuation space

Descendants of mark
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Descendants of quotation