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  1. Banking. federal estate tax.
  2. Electronics. field-effect transistor.
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  1. a combining form representing fetus or fetal in compound words: fetoscope.
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Also especially before a vowel, fet-, feto-.


  1. Federal Excise Tax.
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Examples from the Web for fet

Historical Examples

  • The pro- fyte of the dede / or the commoditie may be fet at the circumstaunce of it.

    The Art or Crafte of Rhetoryke

    Leonard Cox

  • Hassard, "fet not hassard nor rioter" (IP,320,c); so in original.

  • It is found also in the dative singular (fet), for it too goes back to an older foti.


    Edward Sapir

  • The fot: fet type of plural secured but a momentary foothold.


    Edward Sapir

  • It was at Fet's, at Stepanovka, that my father and Turgenieff quarreled.

British Dictionary definitions for fet


abbreviation for
  1. field-effect transistor
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Word Origin and History for fet


"to fetch," Old English fetian "to bring near, fetch, obtain," of uncertain origin. Cf. fetch (v.).

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fet in Medicine


  1. forced expiratory time
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