Hyphenation for “poll”

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

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 "poll"

poll >> /poʊl/

Definition: [transitive verb] Record the opinion or vote of.
Example: focus groups in which customers are polled about merchandise preferences

Synonyms of "poll"

canvass | survey | ask | question | interview | ballot | sample |

Definition: [transitive verb] Check the status of (a measuring device, part of a computer, or a node in a network), especially as part of a repeated cycle.
Example: the network manager can also use the software to poll each Mac on the net

Definition: [transitive verb] Cut the horns off (an animal, especially a young cow).
Example: As an added bonus, every Thunderhouse calf born to date has been polled!

Definition: [noun] The process of voting in an election.
Example: the country went to the polls on March 10

Synonyms of "poll"

vote | ballot | show of hands | straw poll | straw vote | referendum | plebiscite | election |

Definition: [noun] A person's head.
Example: Peter scratched his poll and smiled feebly.

Synonyms of "poll"

skull | cranium | crown |

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