Hyphenation and Justification

In typography, the practice of setting copy so that the lines are justified, or align evenly on both the left and the right, accomplished by expanding or contracting the word spaces and by hyphenating words at the end of a line as needed. (Both are separate processes; see Hyphenation and Justification.) In most typesetting systems, both terms are used together, as one enhances the efficacy of the other.

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