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- another term for full stop (as a punctuation mark)
- ‘The asterisk means that the residues in that column are identical in all sequences in the alignment; the colon means that conserved substitutions have been observed; the full point means that semi-conserved substitutions are observed.’
- ‘Abbreviations consisting of initial letters of words do not have a full point between letters: USA, CIS.’
- ‘O M Brack Jr, for instance, does not use full points after his initials.’
- ‘No full point for etc. if followed by other punctuation.’
- ‘A longer quotation should close with a full point and any page reference should be placed after the full point.’
- ‘In the latter case, give the reference in brackets below the quotation, with no full point after it.’
- ‘My line is that printers call them full points, and normal people call them full stops; that is, unless a layman says ‘full point’, then the printer will correct him.’
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