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HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS

[U+2025]
General Punctuation
[U+2027]
U+FE19, ︙
PRESENTATION FORM FOR VERTICAL HORIZONTAL ELLIPSIS
[unassigned: U+FE1A–U+FE1F]

[U+FE18]
Vertical Forms ◌︠
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TranslingualEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Punctuation markEdit

  1. Indicates a pause.
  2. Indicates an omission.
    The show was great, we saw some soul, punk, rock, disco, clowns, and ska music.
  3. Indicates trailing off at the end of a sentence.
  4. (Internet slang, text messaging) A response used to express being at a loss for words, such as due to annoyance, shock, or confusion.
    You're 35, you still live with your mother, you have no job, no hope, no prospects, what's the point of even going on?
  5. (chiefly advertising, dated) Links loosely related clauses and surrounds parentheticals in the manner of the comma, semicolon or em dash
    • 1944, advert for the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps in Life magazine, Volume 16, Number 4 (page 31)
      Free training ... with pay ... in the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps
    • 1944, McGraw-Hill, Engineering and Mining Journal, volume 145 (in English), page 54:
      A relieved world then will eagerly turn to the task of reclaiming the destruction wrought by Mars ... A tremendous task, filled with infinite possibilities ... A profitable task, according to how well you are prepared to do your part in the rehabilitation
    • 1951, advert for IBM in Fortune magazine, volume 44 number 6, December 1951, page 55.
      Thousands of IBM business machines ... critical to our nation's defense ... are at work for science, industry, and the armed forces
    • 1973, advert for MIT calculators in Radio-Electronics, January issue, page 15
      Adds...subtracts...multiplies...divides...instantly & electronically!

QuotationsEdit

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Derived termsEdit

  • […], (...) (used when omitting a section in quoted text)

SymbolEdit

  1. (mathematics) In a sequence of numbers, omits numbers, when the pattern to be followed is clear.
    1, 2, 3, ..., 1000
    1 + 2 + 3 + ... + 100
  2. (mathematics) Indicates that the an indefinite sequence of digits of an irrational number follows.
    The square root of 2 is 1.4142135623730950488
  3. See ... for the Morse code letter "S".

QuotationsEdit

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Usage notesEdit

This symbol is called an ellipsis. Its display may vary based on language script.

See alsoEdit

Punctuation


ChineseEdit

Punctuation markEdit

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