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Colon (punctuation)

A colon is a punctuation mark, like this: ":".

Colons are commonly used to introduce lists, or to connect a broad idea with a specific example: two related sentences can be separated by colons instead of periods.

In computer programming, the colon corresponds to Unicode and ASCII character 58, or 0x003A.

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