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### \hyphenation

Synopsis:

```\hyphenation{word1 ...}
```

Declares allowed hyphenation points within the words in the list. The words in that list are separated by spaces. Show permitted points for hyphenation with a dash character, `-`.

Here is an example:

```\hyphenation{hat-er il-lit-e-ra-ti tru-th-i-ness}
```

Use lowercase letters. TeX will only hyphenate if the word matches exactly. Multiple `\hyphenation` commands accumulate.