Hyphenation for “name”

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

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 "name"

name >> neɪm

Definition: [noun] a word or set of words by which a person or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.
Example: my name is John Parsons

Synonyms of "name"

title | denomination | designation | honorific | tag | epithet | label | naam | moniker | handle | appellation | cognomen | allonym | anonym | appellative |

Definition: [noun] a famous person.
Example: the big race will lure the top names

Synonyms of "name"

celebrity | star | superstar | VIP | famous person | important person | leading light | celebutante | big name | luminary | mogul | person of note | dignitary | personage | worthy | expert | authority | lion | celeb | somebody | megastar | big noise | big shot | bigwig | big cheese | big gun | big wheel | big fish |

Definition: [noun] (in the UK) an insurance underwriter belonging to a Lloyd's syndicate.

Synonyms of "name"

Definition: [verb] give a name to.
Example: hundreds of diseases had not yet been isolated or named

Synonyms of "name"

call | give a name to | dub | label | style | term | title | entitle | baptize | christen | clepe | denominate | called | by the name of | baptized | christened | known as | under the name of | dubbed | entitled | styled | termed | described as | labelled |

Definition: [verb] specify (a sum, time, or place) as something desired, suggested, or decided on.
Example: the club have asked United to name their price for the striker

Synonyms of "name"

Definition: [adjective] (of a person or product) having a well-known name.
Example: specialized name brands geared to niche markets

Synonyms of "name"

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