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autoschediasm

[ aw-toh-skee-dee-az-uhm ]
/ ˌɔ toʊˈski diˌæz əm /
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noun
something that is improvised or extemporized.
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Origin of autoschediasm

First recorded in 1835–45; from Greek autoschedíasma, derivative, with -(s)ma noun suffix, of autoschediázein “to extemporize,” verbal derivative of autoschédios “hand-to-hand, offhand, improvised,” equivalent to auto- auto-1 + schédios “near, casual, offhand,” derivative of schedón (adverb) “near, close by,” akin to échein “to hold, possess”

OTHER WORDS FROM autoschediasm

au·to·sche·di·ast, nounau·to·sche·di·as·tic, au·to·sche·di·as·ti·cal, adjective
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