Hyphenation for “proctoring”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “proctoring”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "proctoring" 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 “proctoring” 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: „proctoring“ ⟶ „proc-tor-ing“.

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 "proctoring"

proctoring >> /ˈprɒktə/

Definition: [verb] Invigilate (an examination)
Example: 18% of the faculty reported that graduate assistants frequently proctored exams

Definition: [noun] An officer (usually one of two) at certain universities, appointed annually and having mainly disciplinary functions.
Example: The kilt ban was sparked after university proctors - officials responsible for student discipline - complained about the variety of flamboyant clothing being worn to graduations.

Definition: [noun] An invigilator at a university or college examination.
Example: In reality, the examiners help the proctors in all the counting and recounting, both to save time and because it's also their necks on the line if anything goes missing.

Definition: [noun] (in the Church of England) an elected representative of the clergy in the convocation of Canterbury or York.

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