Meaning of hyphenation in English:

hyphenation

Pronunciation /hʌɪfəˈneɪʃ(ə)n/

noun

See hyphenate

‘Jackson's family originally wanted the name changed entirely, while Hartsfield's family opposed the hyphenation.’
  • ‘A similarly important issue is the hyphenation of ‘Asian-Canadian’ within the headline and text of the review.’
  • ‘That's about when hyphenation was seized upon as a solution to surname patriarchy.’
  • ‘It is in that state of hyphenation that we live our daily lives, comfortable in our dual skins.’
  • ‘She is insisting on her last name: no hyphenation.’