Hyphenation for “line”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “line”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "line" 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 “line” 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: „line“ ⟶ „line“.

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 "line"

line >> lʌɪn

Definition: [noun] a long, narrow mark or band.
Example: a row of closely spaced dots will look like a continuous line

Synonyms of "line"

dash | rule | bar | score | underline | underscore | stroke | slash | virgule | solidus | stripe | strip | band | streak | belt | striation | stria | oblique |

Definition: [noun] a length of cord, rope, wire, or other material serving a particular purpose.
Example: Lily pegged the washing on the line

Synonyms of "line"

cord | rope | string | cable | wire | thread | twine | strand | filament | ligature |

Definition: [noun] a horizontal row of written or printed words.
Example: take the cursor up one line and press the delete key

Synonyms of "line"

Definition: [noun] a row of people or things.
Example: a line of altar boys proceeded down the aisle

Synonyms of "line"

Definition: [noun] an area or branch of activity.
Example: the stresses unique to their line of work

Synonyms of "line"

line of work | line of business | business | field | trade | occupation | employment | profession | work | job | day job | calling | vocation | career | pursuit | activity | walk of life | specialty | forte | province | department | sphere | area | area of expertise | domain | realm | métier | line of country | game | thing | bag | pigeon | racket |

Definition: [noun] a connected series of military fieldworks or defences facing an enemy force.
Example: raids behind enemy lines

Synonyms of "line"

position | formation | disposition | front | front line | firing line | trenches |

Definition: [verb] stand or be positioned at intervals along.
Example: a processional route lined by people waving flags

Synonyms of "line"

border | edge | fringe | bound | skirt | hem | rim |

Definition: [verb] mark or cover with lines.
Example: deep wrinkles lined his face

Synonyms of "line"

furrow | wrinkle | crease | mark with lines | cover with lines | crinkle | pucker | corrugate | ruled | feint | scored | striped | stripy | banded | streaked | striated | wrinkled | wrinkly | furrowed | creased | marked with lines | covered with lines | crinkled | wizened | leathery | worn | puckered | grooved | corrugated | scarred |

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