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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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a punctuation mark in the form of a straight horizontal line (—). In the European writing systems, it has a space at either side.

In Russian punctuation, the dash indicates a pause between words or parts of a sentence. It is also used to emphasize intonations in written dialogue that are caused by the emotionality of utterances, and is used between a subject and predicate to replace a copula. In addition, the dash separates direct speech and introductory words from the rest of the sentence and separates coordinating conjunctions to emphasize contrast. The dash must be distinguished from the hyphen.


A flight made at a very high, or near maximum permissible, speed without taking into consideration high fuel consumption. A dash may be made in enemy territory at very low heights, ignoring high fuel consumption temporarily.
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Content providers wishing to partner with Dash should contact the company at developer@dash.
There was no cure, and the only solution was a bilateral amputation of my legs just below my knees," says Dash, now 30 and a third-year pediatric resident at Harlem Hospital.
Dash, 32, said: ``I had no idea who Victoria was when we met six months ago.
They're on a table, so kids look Hank and Dash right in the face,'' Young said of the time between his demonstrations.
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The Gullah culture which Dash places at the center of her narrative is expressive, rich, and resonant with connection to its African heritage.
Following the launch of Diner Dash on Kindle Fire Tablets, PlayFirst will serve up its delightful games to millions of new users across dozens of Android devices.
After hearing the Ohio-based rock duo, Dash produced their album "BlakRoc" featuring guest appearances from Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard among others.
The membership of the DASH Promoters Group represents a significant cross section of major players across the multimedia and video delivery value chain.
The urban-oriented ISP is the brainchild of DME Interactive CEO Darien Dash, who founded the company five years ago and reported revenues of $500,000 in 1999.
Picking up the cinematic baton left by Kathleen Collins, black female independent Julie Dash (1952-) is representative of a new generation of African American women cineastes.