Hyphenation for “career”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “career”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "career" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “career” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „career“ ⟶ „ca-reer“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "career"

career >> /kəˈrɪr/

Definition: [verb] Move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way in a specified direction.
Example: the car careered across the road and went through a hedge

Synonyms of "career"

rush | hurtle | streak | shoot | race | bolt | dash | speed | run | gallop | stampede | cannon | careen | whizz | buzz | zoom | flash | blast | charge | hare | fly | wing | pelt | scurry | scud | go like the wind |

Definition: [noun] An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress.
Example: he seemed destined for a career as an engineer like his father

Synonyms of "career"

profession | occupation | vocation | calling | employment | job | day job | line | line of work | walk of life | position | post | sphere |

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