Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
interj. (context colloquial English) Used to emphasize the end of an important statement or point when speaking. n. (context British Australia NZ South Africa English) The punctuation mark “(unsupported: .)” (indicating the end of a sentence or marking an abbreviation).
Full Stop is an experimental electro/folk album released in 2000 by Annabelle Chvostek. It attained a #7 position on college radio charts in Canada after a limited release in 2000 of 150 copies.
Full stop can refer to:
- Full stop, a form of punctuation also known as a "period"
- Full Stop (album), an album by Annabelle Chvostek
- "Full Stop", a song by Frank Klepacki
- A campaign by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, intended to prevent child abuse.
- The Full Stop Law (Ley de Punto Final), the 1986 bill signed by Argentine President Raúl Alfonsín limiting civil trials against those implicated in the Dirty War to those indicted within 60 days of the law's passage.
In punctuation, the full stop ( Commonwealth English) or period ( American English) is a punctuation mark placed at the end of a sentence. The full stop glyph is sometimes called a baseline dot because, typographically, it is a dot on the baseline. This term distinguishes the baseline dot from the interpunct (a raised dot).
The full stop glyph is also used for other purposes. It is often placed after an initial letter used to stand for a name, and sometimes placed after each individual letter in an initialism (for example, "U.S.A."; see Acronym#Punctuation). It also has multiple contexts in mathematics and computing, where it may be called dot or point (short for decimal point).