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op

[op] /ɒp/
noun
1.

OP

or O.P

1.
observation post.

op.

1.
2.
3.
4.
opus.

Op.

1.
opus.

op-

1.
variant of ob- (by assimilation) before p:
oppose.

o.p.

1.
out of print.

O.P.1

1.
Order of Preachers (Dominican).
Origin of O.P.1
From the Latin word Ōrdō Praedicātōrum

O.P.2

1.
observation post.
2.
British Theater. opposite prompt.
3.
out of print.
4.
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  • Prince Harry, a friendly creature of limited intelligence, was having an op to repair an umbilical hernia.

  • But the best examples of op Art in the New Museum show called “Ghosts in the Machine” are genuinely disorienting.

  • More often that not, Davis seems to get dismissed as a provider of intriguing visual fun, pretty much in the mode of op art.

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British Dictionary definitions for op

OP

abbreviation
1.
(military) observation post
2.
Ordo Praedicatorum (the Dominicans)
3.
organophosphate
Word Origin
(for sense 2) Latin: Order of Preachers

op.

abbreviation
1.
operation
2.
opus
3.
operator
4.
operational

o.p.

abbreviation
1.
out of print
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Word Origin and History for op

op-

assimilated form of ob- before -p-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for op

op

noun

  1. A telegrapher (1931+ Railroad)
  2. A private detective: one of your ops (1926+)
  3. Operations •In the plural: special ops

[fr operator or operative]

op

adjective

Other people's: OP. Other people's money

[1901+; perhaps a translation of Yiddish yenems]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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