Difference between revisions of "Slashes and hyphens"

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==Chicago Manual of Style==
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See http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/
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The 16th edition of the Chicago Manual of Style indicates that slashes are most commonly used to indicate alternatives in the "and/or" formulation, for example "Hercules/Heracles."(CMOS 6.104) The CMOS also indicates that the slash is occasionally use to indicate "and" as in "Jekyll/Hyde." The "per" and "divided" by meanings are also noted.
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The CMOS big table of hyphenation rules states that two nouns indicating two functions (the first noun doesn't modify the second) are hyphenated in both the noun and adjective forms.(CMOS 7.85)
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==American Chemical Society Style Guide==
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==American Institute of Physics Style Manual==
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The AIP style manual uses the hyphen exclusively for combined terms.[http://www.aip.org/pubservs/style/4thed/toc.html]
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