Etymology
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hyphenation (n.)

1881, from hyphen + noun ending -ation. Hyphenization is attested from 1851.

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Definitions of hyphenation

hyphenation (n.)
division of a word especially at the end of a line on a page;
Synonyms: word division
hyphenation (n.)
connecting syllables and words by hyphens;
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