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When is it appropriate to use a hyphen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: To hyphenate or not? What is the proper way to spell "side dish"? Is it: "side dish" or "side-dish"? Also, Is it "ham-fried" or "ham fried"? Basically, when do you use ...
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Differences between "machine learning" and "machine-learning" [duplicate]

I am currently editing a scientific text in which the term "machine learning" (ML) appears several times with a hyphen (i.e., "machine-learning") and several times without. Are ...
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What is the correct way to write the word "back-end"? [duplicate]

Back-end and front-end are common technical terms nowadays. Traditionally, they are written with a hyphen "back-end". Is there a rule in the English language that dictates this to be a correct way to ...
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Third-party or third party? [duplicate]

Does British English use a dash in between third-party, or is that for American English?
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Hyphenation in compound adjectives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: To hyphenate or not? When is it necessary to use a hyphen in writing a compound word? When is it appropriate to use a hyphen? In the sentence "Portland is known to be one ...
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"Inward-pointing" or "inward pointing" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is it necessary to use a hyphen in writing a compound word? To hyphenate or not? Which one is correct? The normal vector we mean is the inward-pointing normal. The normal ...
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In "type of guy" constructions, do you use hyphens or not? For example [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: To hyphenate or not? "Did you see this silly poll? It says that if I were a superhero, I would be Captain America." "Really? I don't know; I see you as more of a Thor-kind-of-...
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Hyphenate wrap-around porch? [duplicate]

I do not know if it is correct to use a hyphen between the words wrap, and around, in describing a porch that wraps around a house.
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Would you hyphenate “high touch” at the end of a sentence? [duplicate]

Would you hyphenate “high touch” when used this way: Those customer interactions are high touch. If used immediately before a noun, you would hyphenate, right? It would be "high-touch customer ...
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Hyphenating adjectives [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: To hyphenate or not? When is it appropriate to use a hyphen? In the phrase It is simply a large door sized wall of fire. Should "door sized" be hyphenated to "door-sized"...
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"Multi-column" or "multicolumn"? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: To hyphenate or not? Which is the proper one? I mainly use this term in computer terminology, like "grid multicolumn sorting".
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Should "in-cabin" be hyphenated in "the dogs must ride in-cabin on the airplane"? [duplicate]

Would the term in-cabin be hyphenated or not? As in, the dogs must ride in-cabin on the airplane.
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Do these phrases require hyphens? "mock-cried" vs "mock cried" [duplicate]

Should the following sentences be hyphenated? I mock cried into his shoulder. vs. I mock-cried into his shoulder. He smiled at me with his old man charm. vs. He smiled at me with his old man-charm.
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Metaprogramming vs Meta-programming [duplicate]

Which usage of the prefix, "Meta" is correct, "Metaprogramming" or "Meta-programming"? Should the word be hyphenated or not?
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Must or should you use a hyphen in *Turing-complete* and *Turing-completeness?* [duplicate]

Here's quite a good general answer of when and how to hyphenate. This makes me believe, that Turing-complete is correct, even though most people are not writing it this way. However, Turing-...
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