Definition of Harvard comma in English:

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Harvard comma

noun

Another term for serial comma.
Example sentences
  • In the UK, for instance, Oxford University Press goes against general usage by favouring " ize’ word endings (on etymological grounds) and the’Oxford comma’, aka the Harvard or serial comma.
  • Did you know using the Oxford comma is simply a matter of personal taste?
  • Others insist on the Oxford comma as in ‘counties like Mayo, Sligo, and Galway’ instead of Mayo, Sligo and Galway’.

Origin

A characteristic of the house style of Harvard University Press.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Har·vard com·ma

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