What does the word punctuation mean?

Usage examples for punctuation

  1. You will note that the punctuation marks have nothing to do with the pausing. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  2. Give reasons for the capital letters and marks of punctuation used in the last paragraph of the lesson. – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
  3. They usually consist in lengthening the stops indicated by the punctuation marks, especially those of the points of exclamation and interrogation, and the dash. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick