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I only tend to think of the week ahead, to keep my eye on the ball and question whether a full stop is in the right place. It's easy to get distracted by the wrong things. If you start thinking of grand gestures, it's going to be a lot of hot air. You have to be logical. The theatre is a very logical place.
Lee Hall

Meaning of "full stop" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FULL STOP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FULL STOP

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Full stop is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES FULL STOP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Full stop

In punctuation, the full stop or period is the punctuation mark placed at the end of a sentence. The full stop glyph is sometimes called a baseline dot because, typographically, it is a dot on the baseline. This term distinguishes the baseline dot from the interpunct. The full stop glyph is also used for other purposes. It is often used at the end of an initial letter used to stand for a name, and is sometimes used at the end of individual letters in an initialism. It also has multiple contexts in mathematics and computing, where it may be called dot or point.

Definition of full stop in the English dictionary

The definition of full stop in the dictionary is the punctuation mark used at the end of a sentence that is not a question or exclamation, after abbreviations, etc Also called : period.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FULL STOP

full name
full nelson
full of beans
full of oneself
full out
full pay
full pitch
full point
full professor
full radiator
full rhyme
full sail
full score
full term
full tilt
full time
full to the gunwales
full toss
full up
full word

WORDS THAT END LIKE FULL STOP

bus stop
chapter stop
comfort stop
echo stop
emergency stop
flag stop
four-way stop
glottal stop
long stop
mutation stop
organ stop
pit stop
reed stop
refuelling stop
request stop
rest stop
solo stop
stop
suction stop
transit stop
whistle stop

Synonyms and antonyms of full stop in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «full stop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FULL STOP

Find out the translation of full stop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of full stop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «full stop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

句点
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

punto
570 millions of speakers

English

full stop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पूर्ण विराम
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

نُقْطَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

точка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ponto final
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দাড়ি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

point
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

noktah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Punkt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

終止符
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마침표
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mandheg lengkap
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dấu chấm câu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முற்றுப்புள்ளி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पूर्णविराम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tam dur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

punto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kropka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

крапка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

punct
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τελεία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

volle stop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

punkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

punktum
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of full stop

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FULL STOP»

The term «full stop» is quite widely used and occupies the 53.687 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FULL STOP» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «full stop» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «full stop» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about full stop

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8 QUOTES WITH «FULL STOP»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word full stop.
1
Peter Ackroyd
Oh, I just tend to believe in things when I'm writing them. For instance, when I was writing 'Doctor Dee,' I believed in magic. And when I wrote 'Hawksmoor' I believed in psychic geography. But as soon as I type the last full stop, I'm back to being a complete blank again.
2
Craig Fairbrass
I would hate the thought of dying full stop; I've got to be honest with you.
3
Robert Fisk
I do not make stories up, full stop.
4
Lee Hall
I only tend to think of the week ahead, to keep my eye on the ball and question whether a full stop is in the right place. It's easy to get distracted by the wrong things. If you start thinking of grand gestures, it's going to be a lot of hot air. You have to be logical. The theatre is a very logical place.
5
Ronald Harwood
Well we took it apart scene by scene. We examined every sentence, every full stop, every comma. He has a most wonderful eye for detail, Roman, and you know, he's a very good artist.
6
Alberto Manguel
A writer stops writing the moment he or she puts the last full stop to their text, and at that point the book is in limbo and doesn't come to life until the reader picks it up and the reader flips the pages.
7
Matthew McConaughey
Now, you lose something in your life, or you come into a conflict, and there's gonna come a time that you're gonna know: There was a reason for that. And at the end of your life, all the things you thought were periods, they turn out to be commas. There was never a full stop in any of it.
8
Mohammed Morsi
The president of the Arab Republic of Egypt is the commander of the armed forces, full stop.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FULL STOP»

Discover the use of full stop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to full stop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Full Stop
Loretta Lawson is already a little apprehensive about spending a hot, muggy weekend alone in New York City at her friend Toni's apartment.
Joan Smith, 2011
2
Full Stop! the Gateway to Present Perfection
John Wheeler's gently radical approach to spiritual inquiry has earned him a reputation as one of the most consistent and trustworthy guides of recent times.
John Wheeler, 2012
3
Full Stop to the Rescue, a Big Red Border Book
The story is printed only on right hand pages, which also directs vision and focuses attention. This concept works extremely well with children both on and off the Autistic spectrum.
Netty, 2010
4
My Sister's a Full Stop
It's not every day that you get stuck inside the story of a book .
Gretel Killeen, 2004
5
No Full Stops in India
The result is a revelation. 'The ten essays, written with clarity, warmth of feeling and critical balance and understanding, provide as lively a view as one can hope for of the panorama of India.’ K. Natwar-Singh in the Financial Times
Mark Tully, 1992
6
Little Full Stop
Schlitz introduces children to the English alphabet, words, sentences, and punctuation. The book is beautifully illustrated, and the text is a lovely blend of rhyme, rhythm, and repetition.
Matt Schlitz, 2012
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Bachiesichang Dictionary of English Errors
FULL STOP IS PROHIBITED Note: Do not use the full stop after salutation and subscription of a letter (e.g. 'Dear Sir.' Dear Eric. Hello. and 'Your sincerely'. After heading or topics that do not have a complete sentence. E.g: DRUG ABUSE.
King Sulleyman D. Bachiesichang, 2013
8
Research Methods in Management
ISBN Number — omit all hyphens and spaces [full stop] Place of publication (see place rules) [colon] (will be London) Publisher [full stop (Will be HMSO)] Format Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords. (YEAR). Official Reports.
Geoff Lancaster, 2007
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The British Magazine
Running title " Saint Andrew [full stop transmuted] sday."^ Running title " S. Thomas, the Apostle."^ Oxford, 1831, has " Saint." Running title " The Conversion of S. Paul.".}. Oxford, 1831, has " Saint." Running title " The Purification, of S. Mury 'Jfa ...
Hugh James Rose, Samuel Roffey Maitland, 1846
10
The British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and ...
Running title “ Saint Andrew [full stop transmuted] s dag.”+ Running title “ S. Thomas. the Apostle.”+ Oxford, 183], has "' Saint.” Running title “ The Conversion of S. Paul."+ Oxford, 1831, has “ Saint.” Running title “ The Purification. qf 15'. Marg”+ ...
‎1846

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FULL STOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term full stop is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cardiff loss a minor hiccup - Lehmann
Full stop. Better in all three disciplines - they caught everything," Lehmann said. "Yes they attacked, we knew that was going to be the case. «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
2
Why RSS is wrong on minority educational institutions
Full stop. Well, the RSS is entitled to it in a democracy, but what it should not be allowed to get away with is a campaign based on deliberately ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
3
Wijnaldum Just The Beginning For Newcastle
In truth, it's quite ludicrous for a Premier League club full stop. Of the 20 clubs currently residing in England's top tier, only recently promoted ... «Football365.com, Jul 15»
4
Project Semicolon Connects The Broken Path Of The Depressed
The use of a 'Semicolon' is to mark a break that is stronger than a comma but not as final as a full stop. It's used between two main clauses that ... «Focus News, Jul 15»
5
Trump In Phoenix: Mexicans Are Coming To Take Your Jobs And …
With his in-your-face style, Trump is simply saying what the Republican rank-and-file think. Period, full stop. Obama's wasn't born here, check. «Daily Beast, Jul 15»
6
Ice cream war: You can lick it - but you can't beat it
Mr B's, Hayle. "Mr B's in Hayle is the best place for ice cream full stop – it's all wonderfully freshly made and homemade waffley cones as well.". «Western Morning News, Jul 15»
7
SOS to cabinet - save us from PM's idiocy
Last week, we heard of the approval for the coal mine on the Liverpool Plains and this week we see a full stop to the future development of wind ... «Brisbane Times, Jul 15»
8
'Killing Monica' could be renamed 'Killing Carrie Bradshaw After Sex …
What they want is interest on the cash cow, full stop. And then a freak accident suddenly opens up for Pandy the possibility of dealing with all ... «Scroll.in, Jul 15»
9
Assisted funerals: The lonely graves of bodies unclaimed by families
A HEADSTONE inscribed with a name, a loving message or epitaph, is for many their full stop in the passage from life to death. In cemeteries ... «Herald Sun, Jul 15»
10
Three engaging shows highlight the summer at the Weatherspoon
The other gallery, next door, has been transformed by Burckhardt's clever, tour-de-force installation “Full Stop.” It's a vividly imagined, ... «Winston-Salem Journal, Jul 15»

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