Hyphenation

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Hyphenation

Description

Hyphenation is used to connect two words (compound words) or two parts of a word to clarify the meaning of a sentence. The same two words may be hyphenated or not depending on context. Hyphenation may present a problem when searching for a term such as 'Steady state'. It is helpful to write 'steady-state measurement', to clarify that the measurement is performed at steady state, rather than implying that a state measurement is steady. But this does not imply that hyphenation is applied to the 'measurement performed at steady state'. Thus, the key word is 'steady state'. Compound adjectives should be hyphenated (steady-state measurement), but if the compound adjective follows the term (measurement at steady state), hyphenation does not add any information and should be avoided. Find more examples and guidelines in the grammarly blog on Hyphen and in apastyle.apa.org.


Reference: Steady state

Communicated by Gnaiger Erich 2020-06-02

Examples on respiratory states and rates

Changes from MitoFIT preprint Gnaiger 2019 MitoFit Preprint Arch to BEC 2020.1
Some less clear examples
Re-evaluation is required

References

Bioblast linkReferenceYear
Gnaiger Erich et al ― MitoEAGLE Task Group (2020) Mitochondrial physiology. Bioenerg Commun 2020.1. doi:10.26124/bec:2020-0001.v1.2020


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MitoPedia concepts: Respiratory state, Respiratory control ratio, MitoFit Quality Control System 


MitoPedia topics: BEC