Definitions for apostrophicˌæp əˈstrɒf ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

a•pos•tro•pheəˈpɒs trə fi(n.)

  1. the sign ('), as used: to indicate the omission of one or more letters in a word, whether unpronounced, as in o'er for over, or pronounced, as in gov't for government; to indicate the possessive case, as in woman's; or to indicate plurals of abbreviations and symbols, as in

    several M.D.'s, 3's.

Origin of apostrophe:

1580–90; < MF < LL apostrophus < Gk apóstrophos (prosōidía) eliding (mark), <apostréphein to turn away =apo-+stréphein to turn; see strophe

ap•os•troph•icˌæp əˈstrɒf ɪk(adj.)

a•pos•tro•pheəˈpɒs trə fi(n.)

  1. a digression in the form of an address to someone not present, or to a personified object or idea.

    Category: Rhetoric

Origin of apostrophe:

1525–35; < LL < Gk apostrophḗ a turning away, n. der. of apostréphein; see apostrophe1

ap•os•troph•icˌæp əˈstrɒf ɪk(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apostrophic(adj)

    of or characteristic of apostrophe

    "a passage of apostrophic grandeur"


  1. apostrophic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the rhetoric use of, or using, apostrophe (sudden, exclamatory dialogue).

  2. apostrophic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the grammatical use of, or using, the apostrophe (the diacritical mark ').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Apostrophic(adj)

    pertaining to an apostrophe, grammatical or rhetorical


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