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stet

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Pronunciation: /stɛt
 
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Definition of stet in English:

verb (stets, stetting, stetted)

[no object, in imperative]
1Let it stand (used as an instruction on a printed proof to indicate that a marked alteration should be ignored).
Example sentences
  • I am discreetly edited out; and there is no one to write, stet!
1.1 [with object] Write the instruction ‘stet’ against (a marked alteration on a printed proof) to indicate that the alteration should be ignored.
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 ignore a marked alteration on a printed proof.

Origin

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

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