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 for semicolon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Semicolon \Sem"i*co`lon\, n.
     The punctuation mark [;] indicating a separation between
     parts or members of a sentence more distinct than that marked
     by a comma.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent
           clauses; indicates a closer relation than does a period

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     Common: ITU-T: semicolon; semi.  Rare: weenie; INTERCAL:
     hybrid, pit-thwong.

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