Hyphenation for “weak”

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

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 "weak"

weak >> wiːk

Definition: [adjective] lacking the power to perform physically demanding tasks; having little physical strength or energy.
Example: she was recovering from flu, and was very weak

Synonyms of "weak"

frail | feeble | puny | fragile | delicate | weakly | infirm | sick | sickly | shaky | debilitated | incapacitated | ailing | indisposed | decrepit | enervated | tired | fatigued | exhausted | spent | worn out | weedy |

Definition: [adjective] liable to break or give way under pressure; easily damaged.
Example: the salamander's tail may be broken off at a weak spot near the base

Synonyms of "weak"

Definition: [adjective] lacking intensity or brightness.
Example: a weak light from a single street lamp

Synonyms of "weak"

dim | pale | wan | faint | dull | feeble | muted |

Definition: [adjective] denoting a class of verbs in Germanic languages that form the past tense and past participle by addition of a suffix (in English, typically -ed ).

Synonyms of "weak"

Definition: [adjective] relating to or denoting the weakest of the known kinds of force between particles, which acts only at distances less than about 10−15 cm, is very much weaker than the electromagnetic and the strong interactions, and conserves neither strangeness, parity, nor isospin.

Synonyms of "weak"

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