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May 4 2009   2:04PM GMT

Which is correct — codenamed or code-named?

Ivy Wigmore Ivy Wigmore Profile: Ivy Wigmore

typing Which is correct?
In development, Windows 7 was ___________ both Blackcomb and Vienna.
a. code-named
b. codenamed

Answer: a

Explanation: The verb form takes a hyphen. (As a noun, it’s spelled as two separate words.)

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