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Hyphenation for “piece”

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

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 "piece"

piece >> /pis/

Definition: [transitive verb] Assemble something from individual parts.
Example: the children took turns piecing together each other's jigsaw puzzle

Synonyms of "piece"

put together | assemble | compose | construct | join up | fit together | join | unite | reassemble | reconstruct | put back together | mend | repair | patch up | sew | sew up |


Definition: [transitive verb] Extend something.
Example: his coming and assisting them was like a cordial given to a dying man, which doth piece out his life


Definition: [transitive verb] Patch (something)
Example: if it be broken it must be pieced


Definition: [noun] A portion of an object or of material, produced by cutting, tearing, or breaking the whole.
Example: a piece of cheese

Synonyms of "piece"

bit | section | slice | chunk | segment | lump | hunk |


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