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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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Plus everyone who takes on the dash will receive free goody bag and a rosette.
For example, the order page for that box of Hershey assorted candy bars you were jonesing for not only has a link to a virtual Dash button, but also to a subscription button, too.
Interestingly, some groups began debating whether the turn of 90[degrees] should be included in the length of the race and thought it should be calculated because it was a number in the Blockly coding and it was a movement Dash made.
THINKWARE is on the front lines of dash cam innovation, and will also be showcasing many of its latest products during the week, including:
A decision was recently made by Liverpool City Council to close the Churchill Way flyover which has been the most photographed part of the Santa Dash course.
The Claire House Splash Dash will raise funds for Claire House Children's Hospice, a charity which helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full.
Upon closing, GTCR will complete its investment in Dash, which it began when it architected the 2017 merger of Dash and the LiquidPoint division of Convergex.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet has been studied extensively, has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing blood pressure and is recommended to prevent cardiovascular disease.
THAT JANE AUSTEN USES THE DASH frequently throughout her works and letters is incontrovertible; why and how she uses it is the focus of this essay.
THE UK's biggest road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has warned that the rush of drivers investing in dash cams may not yield any increase in prosecutions for dangerous driving as many hope - and may also lead to fewer visible traffic patrols as officers spend more time analysing amateur footage.
Researchers randomly assigned 103 people with high blood pressure or prehypertension to either a typical American diet or a DASH diet (rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, beans, and low-fat dairy, and low in red and processed meats and sugary drinks).