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definition of the word apostrophe

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From French apostrophe, or Latin apostrophus, from Greek απόστροφος (accent of elision), a noun use of an adjective from αποστρέφειν (turn away).

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Singular
apostrophe

Plural
apostrophes

apostrophe (plural apostrophes)

  1. (orthography) The text character (), which is used to mark the possessive (’s) or to show the omission of letters or numbers (tho’, they’ll, ’65).

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