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et1

[et] /ɛt/
verb, Chiefly North Atlantic, South Midland, and Southern U.S. Nonstandard.
1.
a simple past tense of eat.

et2

[et] /ɛt/
conjunction, Latin.
1.
and.

Et

Symbol, Chemistry.
1.

e.t.

1.
electrical transcription.

-et

1.
a noun suffix having properly a diminutive force (now lost in many words):
islet; tablet; midget; plummet.
Compare -ette.
Origin of -et
Middle English < Old French -et (masculine), -ette (feminine)

E.T.

or ET

1.
Eastern time.
2.
extraterrestrial (def 2).
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et

abbreviation
1.
Ethiopia

Et

Chemical symbol
1.
ethyl

ET

abbreviation
1.
Employment Training: a government scheme offering training in technological and business skills to unemployed people
2.
Egypt (international car registration)

-et

suffix
1.
small or lesser: islet, baronet
Word Origin
from Old French -et, -ete
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