Hyphenation for “tick”

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

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 "tick"

tick >> tɪk

Definition: [noun] a mark (✓) used to indicate that an item in a list or text is correct or has been chosen, checked, or dealt with.

Synonyms of "tick"

mark | stroke | dash | line | check | check mark |

Definition: [noun] a regular short, sharp sound, especially that made by a clock or watch.
Example: the comforting tick of the grandfather clock

Synonyms of "tick"

clicking | click | clack | clacking | click-clack | ticking | tick-tock | snick | snicking | plock | plocking | beat | tap | tapping |

Definition: [noun] the smallest recognized amount by which a price of a security or future may fluctuate.

Synonyms of "tick"

Definition: [verb] mark (an item) with a tick or select (a box) on a form, questionnaire, etc. to indicate that something has been chosen, checked, approved, or dealt with.
Example: just tick the appropriate box below

Synonyms of "tick"

mark | mark off | check off | indicate |

Definition: [verb] (of a clock or other mechanical device) make regular short, sharp sounds, typically one for every second of time that passes.
Example: I could hear the clock ticking

Synonyms of "tick"

click | clack | tick-tock | snick | plock | beat | tap |

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