Hyphenation for “patch”

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

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 "patch"

patch >> patʃ

Definition: [noun] a piece of cloth or other material used to mend or strengthen a torn or weak point.
Example: the jacket was of well-worn tweed with leather patches on the elbows

Synonyms of "patch"

reinforcement | piece sewn on |

Definition: [noun] a part of something marked out from the rest by a particular characteristic.
Example: his hair was combed forward to hide a growing bald patch

Synonyms of "patch"

blotch | mark | pop | spot | smudge | dot | speck | speckle | smear | stain | streak | stripe | blemish | birthmark | port wine stain | strawberry mark | splodge | splotch | naevus |

Definition: [noun] a small piece of ground, especially one used for gardening.
Example: they spent Sundays digging their vegetable patch

Synonyms of "patch"

plot | area | piece | strip | row | lot | tract | parcel | bed | border | allotment |

Definition: [noun] a particular period of time.
Example: he may have been going through a bad patch

Synonyms of "patch"

period | time | spell | phase | stretch | interval | stint | run | term | span | extent | spot |

Definition: [noun] a temporary electrical or telephone connection.

Synonyms of "patch"

Definition: [noun] a small piece of code inserted into a program to improve its functioning or to correct a fault.
Example: a program patch that fixes a bug

Synonyms of "patch"

Definition: [verb] mend or strengthen (fabric or clothing) with a patch.
Example: her jeans were neatly patched

Synonyms of "patch"

mend | repair | put a patch on | cover | sew | sew up | stitch | stitch up |

Definition: [verb] treat someone's injuries or repair the damage to something in an improvised way.
Example: they did their best to patch up the gaping wounds

Synonyms of "patch"

repair | mend | fix hastily | do a makeshift repair on | repair/fix temporarily | cobble | botch | jury-rig |

Definition: [verb] connect by a temporary electrical, radio, or telephonic connection.
Example: patch me through to number nine

Synonyms of "patch"

Definition: [verb] improve or correct (a routine or program) by inserting a patch.
Example: had he patched our system to recognize a magic password?

Synonyms of "patch"

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