apostrophe

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apostrophe ˈpʰɑːstrəfi/ noun
plural apostrophes
apostrophe
ˈpʰɑːstrəfi/
noun
plural apostrophes
Learner's definition of APOSTROPHE
[count]
: the punctuation mark ʼ used to show that letters or numbers are missing (as when “did” and “not” are combined into “didn't” or when the date 1776 is written as '76)
: the punctuation mark ʼ used to show the possessive form of a noun (as in “Lee's book” or “the tree's leaves”)
: the punctuation mark ʼ used to show the plural forms of letters or numbers (as in “dot your i's and cross your t's” or “in the 1960's”)
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