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item

[ noun, verb ahy-tuhm; adverb ahy-tem ]
/ noun, verb ˈaɪ təm; adverb ˈaɪ tɛm /
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noun
adverb
also; likewise (used especially to introduce each article or statement in a list or series).
verb (used with object) Archaic.
to set down or enter as an item, or by or in items.
to make a note of.
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Origin of item

1350–1400; Middle English: likewise (adv.), the same (noun) <Latin: likewise

OTHER WORDS FROM item

sub·i·tem, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for item

item

noun (ˈaɪtəm)
a thing or unit, esp included in a list or collection
accounting an entry in an account
a piece of information, detail, or notea news item
informal two people having a romantic or sexual relationship
verb (ˈaɪtəm)
(tr) an archaic word for itemize
adverb (ˈaɪtɛm)
likewise; also

Word Origin for item

C14 (adv) from Latin: in like manner
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