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    multi words seperated by a -

    some times I encounter a group of words ( mostly two ) seperated by a (-)
    that acts as a single word such as in the following examples:

    "computer-based systems."
    "the .NET provides strict type-safety"
    "a five-years-old child"

    for instance, what does type-safety mean? is it a noun? and how does it differ from "type safety" (without the - ).

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    Re: multi words seperated by a -

    type-safety: the effect of the hyphen is to join the two together. It is a noun. The meaning isn't that clear to me, but I assume that it doesn't mean 'kind/sort', but refers to typing, so it must protect the text in some way.

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