stet

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin stet ‎(let it stand).

Noun[edit]

stet ‎(plural stets)

  1. A symbol used by proofreaders and typesetters to indicate that a word or phrase that was crossed out should still remain.
    • 2005, Douglas Rushkoff, "Commodified vs. Commoditized", 2005-09-04:[1]
      And my copyeditors at HarperCollins want me to use the word “commodified” exclusively, since it’s the only one in Websters. But I see the words as very different, and have issued a big STET on that one.

Usage notes[edit]

Usually used by writing and circling the word stet above or beside the unwanted edit and underscoring the selection with dashes or dots. Alternatively, a circled checkmark may be used in the margin.

Verb[edit]

stet ‎(third-person singular simple present stets, present participle stetting, simple past and past participle stetted)

  1. The act of marking previously edited material "stet" to indicate that something previously marked for change should remain as is.
    Stet that colon.

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Anagrams[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rushkoff, Douglas (2005-09-04), "Commodified vs. Commoditized", URL accessed on 2008-07-21.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

stet ‎(not comparable)

  1. steady
  2. constant, continuous
  3. perpetual

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • stet in Duden online

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

stet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of stō

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