Hyphenation for “transfer”

Showing how to split the syllables of “transfer”.

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

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 "transfer"

Definition: [verb] move from one place to another.
Example: he intends to transfer the fund's assets to the Treasury

Synonyms of "transfer"

move | convey | shift | remove | take | carry | fetch | lift | bring | bear | conduct | send | pass on | transport | relay | change | relocate | resettle | transplant | uproot |

Definition: [verb] change to another place, route, or means of transport during a journey.
Example: passengers have to transfer at Heathrow for onward international flights

Synonyms of "transfer"

Definition: [verb] make over the possession of (property, a right, or a responsibility) to another.
Example: we will transfer full planning responsibility to local authorities

Synonyms of "transfer"

hand over | pass on | make over | turn over | sign over | transmit | convey | consign | commit | devolve | assign | cede | surrender | relinquish | delegate | entrust | grant | give | refer | divert | channel | redirect |

Definition: [verb] change (the sense of a word or phrase) by extension or metaphor.
Example: between Latin and English, the sense was transferred from the inhabitants to the place

Synonyms of "transfer"

Definition: [noun] an act of moving something or someone to another place, organization, team, etc.
Example: a transfer of wealth to the EU's poorer nations

Synonyms of "transfer"

movement | move | moving | shifting | shift | handover | relocation | repositioning | transplant | redirection | conveyance | transferral | transference | removal | change | changeover | switch | conversion |

Definition: [noun] a small coloured picture or design on paper, which can be transferred to another surface by being pressed or heated.
Example: T-shirts with iron-on transfers

Synonyms of "transfer"

Definition: [noun] an act of changing to another place, route, or means of transport during a journey.
Example: bus transfers between the airport and the city centre cost about £11

Synonyms of "transfer"

Last hyphenation searches…