from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act of hyphening, or the condition of being hyphened.
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I have noticed a lot of what seems to me to be over-hyphenization in modern English.
Here and elsewhere, inconsistent hyphenization of “Salt (-) cellar” is unchanged.
Early English Meals and Manners Frederick James Furnivall 1867
Inconsistencies include: capitalization of “Fig.” or “fig.” hyphenization of words such as “oxy-muriatic”
Minor differences in spelling and hyphenization are not noted.
The Orbis Pictus Johann Amos Comenius 1631