abstractor

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

abstract +‎ -or

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

abstractor (plural abstractors)

  1. Alternative form of abstracter [First attested in the mid 17th century.][1]
  2. (dated, historical, UK) A clerk of a certain title or grade in the British civil service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abstractor”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 10.