Definition of stet in English:

stet

Syllabification: stet
Pronunciation: /stet
 
/

verb (stets, stetting, stetted)

[no object]
  • 1Let it stand (used as an instruction on a printed proof to indicate that a correction or alteration should be ignored).
    More example sentences
    • I am discreetly edited out; and there is no one to write, stet!
  • 1.1 [with object] Write an instruction to stet against (something corrected or deleted).
    More example sentences
    • The school's hard-nosed rector had to clear the script beforehand, but he censored only obscenities, stetting even the most merciless satirical slices.
    • She'll probably stet or otherwise reject all those changes.

noun

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  • An instruction to stet made on a printed proof.

Origin

Latin, 'let it stand', from stare 'to stand'.

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