apostrophe

US [əˈpɑstrəfi]
UK [əˈpɒstrəfi]
  • n.撇号;省字符;所有格符号;复数符号
  • Web省略符号;单引号;省略号
Plural Form:apostrophes  
apostrophe
n.
1.
撇号;省字符the mark ( ' ) used to show that one or more letters or numbers have been left out, as inshe's forshe is and'63 for1963
2.
撇号;所有格符号the mark ( ' ) used before or after the letter ‘s’ to show that sth belongs to sb, as inSam's watch andthe horses' tails
3.
撇号;复数符号the mark ( ' ) used before the letter ‘s’ to show the plural of a letter or number, as inHow many 3's are there in 9? andThere are two m's in ‘comma’.

Sample Sentence

Definition:
Category:AllAll,OralOral,WrittenWritten,TitleTitle,TechnicalTechnical
Source:AllAll,DictionaryDictionary,WebWeb
Difficulty:AllAll,EasyEasy,MiddleMiddle,HardHard