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coma
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coma(
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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (illness)
a. coma
Su hermana estuvo en coma durante tres años antes de despertarse.His sister was in a coma for three years before she woke up.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
2. (punctuation)
a. comma
Aquí hay que poner una coma después de la cláusula subordinada.You a have to put a comma after the dependent clause.
3. (mathematics)
a. point
Uno coma tres millones de personas murieron en aquella guerra.One point three million people died in that war.
4. (music)
a. comma
El tamaño de la coma depende del sistema de afinación que se utilice.The size of the comma depends on the system of tuning that is used.
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coma
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (medicine)
a. coma
en comain a coma
2. (grammar)
a. comma
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
sin faltar una comaword for word
4. (mathematics)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
coma (decimal)≃ decimal point
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coma
(Med) coma
en coma in a coma; entrar en (estado de) coma to go into a coma; salir del (estado de) coma to come out of the coma
coma diabético diabetic coma
coma profundo deep coma
coma
1 (Tipografía) comma
sin faltar o sin saltarse una coma
recitó todo el poema sin saltarse una coma he recited the whole poem word perfect o without leaving out a single word
2 (Matemáticas) point Spanish uses a comma in place of a point; (Spanish uses a comma in place of a point)
doce coma cinco twelve point five
coma decimal decimal point
coma flotante floating point
3 (Música) comma
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