Punctuation is the term used for the marks (such as period or full stop, comma, colon, or exclamation mark) used in an written language to separate sentences and their elements, or to clarify meaning.

Punctuation does not include symbols such a dollar sign or an ampersand, nor does it include diacritics such as an acute accent, a tilde, or a cedilla.

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