coma vs comma

coma comma


  • 1) A state of sleep from which one may not wake up, usually induced by some form of trauma.
  • 2) astronomy A cloud of dust surrounding the nucleus of a comet
  • 3) optics A defect characterized by diffuse, pear-shaped images that should be points
  • 4) A tuft or bunch, such as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree, a cluster of bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant, or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds.
  • 5) (Astron.) a small constellation north of Virgo; -- called also Berenice's Hair.
  • 6) A state of profound insensibility from which it is difficult or impossible to rouse a person. See carus.
  • 7) (Astron.) The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering, which surrounds the nucleus or body of a comet.
  • 8) (Bot.) A tuft or bunch, -- as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a tree; or a cluster of bracts when empty and terminating the inflorescence of a plant; or a tuft of long hairs on certain seeds.
  • 9) (astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet; forms as the comet approaches the sun and is warmed
  • 10) (botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)
  • 11) In pathology, a state of prolonged unconsciousness some what resembling sleep, from which the patient cannot be aroused, or can be aroused only partially, temporarily, and with difficulty; stupor.
  • 12) In botany: The leafy head of a tree, or a cluster of leaves terminating a stem, as the leafy top of a pineapple.
  • 13) In astronomy, the nebulous hair-like envelop surrounding the nucleus of a comet.
  • 14) The silky hairs at the end of some seeds, as of the willow-herb, Epilobium.
  • 15) In microscopy, the hazy fringe on the outline of a microscopic object seen when the lens is not free from spherical aberration.


  • 1) A European and North American butterfly, Polygonia c-album, of the family Nymphalidae.
  • 2) by extension A diacritical mark used below certain letters in Romanian.
  • 3) music a small or very small interval between two enharmonic notes tuned in different ways.
  • 4) Punctuation mark (,) (usually indicating a pause between parts of a sentence or between elements in a list).
  • 5) Any of several nymphalid butterflies of the genus Polygonia having wings with irregularly notched edges and a small comma-shaped marking on the underside of the hind wing.
  • 6) A pause or separation; a caesura.
  • 7) Grammar A punctuation mark ( , ) used to indicate a separation of ideas or of elements within the structure of a sentence.
  • 8) (Mus.) A small interval (the difference between a major and minor half step), seldom used except by tuners.
  • 9) (Zoöl.) an American butterfly (Grapta comma), having a white comma-shaped marking on the under side of the wings.
  • 10) A character or point [,] marking the smallest divisions of a sentence, written or printed.
  • 11) (Physiol.) a variety of bacillus shaped like a comma, found in the intestines of patients suffering from cholera. It is considered by some as having a special relation to the disease; -- called also cholera bacillus.
  • 12) anglewing butterfly with a comma-shaped mark on the underside of each hind wing
  • 13) a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
  • 14) A spot or mark shaped like such a comma.
  • 15) In entomology: A butterfly, Grapta comma-album: so named from a comma-shaped white mark on the under side of the wings.
  • 16) A clause.
  • 17) In ancient prosody: A fragment or smaller section of a colon; a group of a few words or feet not constituting a complete metrical series.
  • 18) In punctuation, a point (,) used to indicate the smallest interruptions in continuity of thought or grammatical construction, the marking of which contributes to clearness.
  • 19) The interval between the larger and the smaller whole steps, represented by the ratio , or 81:80. Also called the Didymic or syntonic comma.
  • 20) In ancient Grammar and rhetoric, a group of a few words only; a phrase or short clause, forming part of a colon or longer clause.
  • 21) In musical acoustics: The interval between the octave of a given tone and the tone produced by taking six successive whole steps from the given tone, represented by the ratios , or 531441:524288. Also called the Pythagorean comma, or comma maxima.
  • 22) In rhetoric, a slight pause between two phrases, clauses, or words.
  • 23) The part of a dactylic hexameter ending with, or that beginning with, the cesura; also, the cesura itself.
  • 24) [capitalized] [NL.] A genus of lepidopterous insects.


  • 1) He underwent five hours of emergency brain surgery and was in a coma for two weeks.
  • 2) Last night at least one victim was in a coma in hospital.
  • 3) He was dramatically airlifted to hospital and placed in an induced coma.
  • 4) He was taken to hospital and placed in a medically induced coma owing to a bleed on his skull.
  • 5) She was placed in an induced coma and had part of her skull removed as doctors fought to save her life.
  • 6) She suffered a fractured skull and collapsed lung, and was in a coma for two months.
  • 7) He was placed in a medically induced coma but died in hospital on Tuesday.
  • 8) He came out of a medically induced coma after nine days but bitter recriminations remain over whether the fight should have been stopped earlier.
  • 9) I was put in an induced coma and my parents were told to expect the worst.
  • 10) Hit in the chest, liver and bowel, he spent a month in a coma.
  • 11) She was in an induced coma for two weeks.
  • 12) He was in a coma for three months.
  • 13) They put him in an induced coma after the surgery.
  • 14) Nurses battled to save him from a coma three times.
  • 15) She was in a coma for two weeks after surgery.
  • 16) But he lapsed into a coma and hospital tests showed he had blood cancer.
  • 17) He was in a coma for a month before he died.
  • 18) Last night he was in a medically induced coma.
  • 19) She lay in a coma for a week and died.
  • 20) He spent four months in a coma and doctors said he was unlikely to walk again.
  • 21) He was put in an induced coma but is now breathing by himself.
  • 22) He was put on a life support machine and was in a coma for a week.
  • 23) He was put in an induced coma after surgery for serious head injuries.
  • 24) He spent a week in a coma as his organs shut down.
  • 25) She is in hospital in a coma and is likely to remain so for a very long time.
  • 26) He was taken to an intensive care unit in a deep coma and put on a life support machine.
  • 27) Three women visit an old friend from school who is in a coma in hospital after a car accident.
  • 28) Another good time for a coma: right after getting dumped.
  • 29) Inflation has taken more than a breather; throughout this year it has been in a deep coma.
  • 30) He's sleeping, eating and trying to induce a mild coma to get time to pass faster.
  • 31) He had been in a deep coma for the past few days. Now finally he was out of pain.
  • 32) The patient has been in a coma for some time, but now they're switching off the machines.
  • 33) In its most extreme form, winter is passed in a deep metabolic coma, awakened only by the returning warmth of spring.
  • 34) ‘Conversely, the recovery of people from what we would call comas or deep sleep could be interpreted as an example of miraculous resurrection, perhaps accounting in part for the enduring popularity of saintly healing.’
  • 35) ‘He had been in a deep coma at the Royal Hospital for Neurodisability after suffering severe brain damage.’
  • 36) ‘The highest possible score is 15, and the lowest possible score is three, which indicates the most severe, deep coma.’
  • 37) ‘Every now and then people in a deep coma are wrongly declared dead, and survive the experience.’
  • 38) ‘The four-year-old was carried into the hospital in a deep coma, with a high temperature and a high level of malaria parasite in his bloodstream.’
  • 39) ‘Reye's syndrome can eventually lead to a coma and brain death.’
  • 40) ‘To treat a patient in a diabetic coma in hospital is also far more expensive than to provide maintenance doses of insulin.’
  • 41) ‘Hyperglycemia is a condition in which the blood sugar is high and the person may go into a diabetic coma stage.’
  • 42) ‘This is often associated with deep and prolonged coma.’
  • 43) ‘People can recover from comas, but not brain death.’
  • 44) ‘There were several other rushed trips in ambulances to hospitals, going into comas and not knowing whether she'd come out.’
  • 45) ‘Severe toxicity leads to coma, profound hypotension, bradycardia, and asystolic arrest.’
  • 46) ‘A large pulse through his brain sent him into a deep coma in which he slept for days.’
  • 47) ‘Only patients with severe brain trauma, in a deep coma, do not respond.’
  • 48) ‘In one plot a taxi driver, who doesn't realise that he has diabetes despite having the classic symptoms, collapses into a coma in his car.’
  • 49) ‘Her doctors induced a coma in order to stop the spread of the infection.’
  • 50) ‘After sustaining a severe heart attack in 1973, my grandmother sank into a deep coma and was placed on life support systems in the hospital.’
  • 51) ‘Headache, fever and drowsiness can lead to a deep coma but only very rarely.’
  • 52) ‘More recently, some clinicians have tried to induce comas in patients whose brain damage doesn't come from a head injury.’
  • 53) ‘Isn't it time you were lured into a prolonged, sophisticated coma?’
  • 54) ‘He would fall asleep on the sofa, claiming food coma, proclaiming it to be a compliment.’
  • 55) ‘Ah yes, the food coma - the medical excuse to fall asleep on the couch.’
  • 56) ‘You don't want to be in a food coma after the meal for obvious reasons.’
  • 57) ‘This morning when slipping into my usual aural coma I found my mind wandering to a advertisement I'd caught a flash of by the side of the road from the bus on the way in.’
  • 58) ‘Like I said, sorry for whatever may transpire, though alcohol coma may come before I get to any commenting or posting.’
  • 59) ‘Rosetta's instruments will analyse the gases and dust grains in the coma that forms when the comet becomes active, as well as the interaction with the solar wind.’
  • 60) ‘As it approaches the Sun, heat causes ices in the nucleus to sublimate, creating a cloud of gas and dust known as the coma.’
  • 61) ‘The second explanation is that the X-rays are just solar X-rays scattered by the dust present in the coma.’
  • 62) ‘He had acquired some sand in his pockets, and now he was charging them up and releasing them into the air like the coma of a comet.’
  • 63) ‘Since comets are mostly composed of ices, their outer layer vaporises as they approach the Sun, forming a cloud of gas and dust called the coma, which gives them a fuzzy appearance.’
  • 64) ‘These Seidel sums correspond to spherical aberration, coma, astigmatism, Petzval curvature and distortion.’
  • 65) ‘For the first time in optical design, aberration, diffraction and coma were described and understood.’
  • 66) ‘The light from the null corrector goes to the mirror under test, and the alignment consists of pointing the corrector so that the return image is free of coma.’


  • 1) Use decimal points but not dollar signs or commas.
  • 2) What if they don't like commas or full stops or capital letters?
  • 3) Roman is meticulous about that, where to put the comma.
  • 4) I do hope that was safely ensconced in inverted commas.
  • 5) Sometimes I might put a comma in the morning and take it out again at night.
  • 6) The inverted commas around good and peacetime, by the way, are his.
  • 7) Set dashed underscore When the dependent clause comes first in the sentence, a comma is necessary.
  • 8) New is in inverted commas because its platform, engine and gearbox can all be traced directly back to the original DB9 launched a decade ago.
  • 9) ‘For one thing, the author has a nasty habit of separating sentences with a comma, when a semi-colon would be far more appropriate.’
  • 10) ‘In the realm of punctuation, a comma is used for a brief pause, a semicolon for a more moderate pause, and a period as a full stop.’
  • 11) ‘You make punctuation mistakes on a regular basis, particularly by using commas when semi-colons or full stops are required.’
  • 12) ‘His personal philosophy of punctuation is, ideally, to avoid all punctuation marks except commas and full stops.’
  • 13) ‘If the marked semi-colon does not join two groups of words that would make sense as separate sentences, replace the semicolon with a comma.’
  • 14) ‘He often used commas to end a sentence, he rarely capitalized proper nouns.’
  • 15) ‘I don't agree with the comma - read that sentence with the suggested pause and see if you still want it there.’
  • 16) ‘Out of respect for the opinions of others, I try to use apostrophes and commas correctly, but I'm less interested in the details of punctuation than in nearly any other topic I can think of.’
  • 17) ‘Others can have a list of values separated by commas.’
  • 18) ‘I once saw a three-line sentence with eighteen commas, which basically meant that there was a comma after every other word.’
  • 19) ‘As it is separated from the other words in the list by a comma on either side, it is identified as a separate deduction from the selling prices of the inventory items.’
  • 20) ‘In the areas of punctuation and usage, the Spanish language is much more flexible with commas, semicolons, and word order, and long sentences that would be considered run-ons in English are commonly acceptable in Spanish.’
  • 21) ‘May as well clump them all together in one enormous paragraph; separated only by commas.’
  • 22) ‘Besides the aforementioned substitution of stronger punctuation marks for the slight pauses produced by the commas, this passage in the second edition manifests other telling alterations.’
  • 23) ‘Missing commas and run-on sentences may not be a bad thing for teenagers engaged in writing-intensive online activity, says an English professor.’
  • 24) ‘I thank you all for reading, commenting, arguing and bearing with me while I figured out how to string words into sentences, and use commas, effectively.’
  • 25) ‘You should not end your sentence before you have a subject and verb appropriately placed, nor jam all your sentences together with commas.’
  • 26) ‘Byatt admittedly isn't in this league, but she does have a penchant for sentences with lots of commas.’
  • 27) ‘You don't need to know the 17 reasons to insert a comma into a sentence.’
  • 28) ‘And not using commas or question marks in the correct places at all times.’
  • 29) ‘The source of the comma, is the difference between a human singing voice, and an inanimate object: a monochord.’
  • 30) ‘In the simple folk song shown here, a comma to the right of a pattern of notes signifies that a mini-closure should be expressed.’
  • 31) ‘Help the congregation to understand the necessity to sing with meaning (take breaths at commas, not at the end of musical lines).’
  • 32) ‘No theorist even from the ancient world ever considered an interval as small as a comma (of any kind) to be melodic.’
  • 33) ‘Pitches are specified by the letters A-G and a-g, optionally followed by an apostrophe or a comma.’
  • 34) ‘The comma butterfly is now regularly seen much further north than previously.’
  • 35) ‘Trees have been coming into leaf sooner, migrant birds are arriving earlier, frog spawn is being spotted before Christmas, while comma and holly blue butterflies have been sighted as early as March.’
  • 36) ‘Adult commas feed from flowers such as dandelions and thistles.’
  • 37) ‘Today the comma is a familiar sight in southern England and Wales.’
  • 38) ‘Hi there, just about half an hour or so ago I spotted a comma butterfly basking on a rock in a woodland glade in the presence of some dragonflies.’

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