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ob.1

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  1. he died; she died.

Origin of ob.1

From the Latin word obiit

ob.2

  1. incidentally.

Origin of ob.2

From the Latin word obiter

ob.3

  1. oboe.
  2. Meteorology. observation.

O.B.

or O/B.

  1. opening of books.
  2. ordered back.
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British Dictionary definitions for ob.

ob.

abbreviation for
  1. (on tombstones) obiit
  2. obiter
  3. oboe

Word Origin

(for sense 1) Latin: he (or she) died; (for sense 2) Latin: incidentally; in passing
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