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The comma ( , ) is one of the most commonly used punctuation marks in English. Commas are the same in appearance as apostrophes (), but are placed on the bottom line of the text, in the same location as periods.
Generally speaking, commas are used to connect two or more elements in a sentence, but the way in which they do this varies widely, depending on what these elements are and how they are arranged in the sentence.
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[Lat.,=point], the use of special signs in writing to clarify how words are used; the term also refers to the signs themselves. In every language, besides the sounds of the words that are strung together there are other features, such as tone, accent, and pauses,
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comma

[′käm·ə]
(acoustics)
The difference between the larger and smaller whole tones in the just scale, corresponding to a frequency ratio of 81/80.

comma

Music a minute interval

Comma

(project)
COMputable MAthematics.

An ESPRIT project at KU Nijmegen.

comma

(character)
"," ASCII character 44. Common names: ITU-T: comma. Rare: ITU-T: cedilla; INTERCAL: tail.

In the C programming language, "," is an operator which evaluates its first argument (which presumably has side-effects) and then returns the value of its second argument. This is useful in "for" statements and macros.

comma

In programming, the comma (,) is used to separate values in a function call. For example, in the C statement printf ("The result is %s\n", amount); the comma separates the display string from the name of the variable.
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Sadly, its impressive shadowwas not cast on the lawn of Dempsey Towers, but peacock, small tortoiseshell and comma butterflies were a pleasant enough diversion.
There have been plenty of small tortoiseshell, peacock, and comma butterflies enjoying the warm sunshine of late March and early April.