transitive verb (stetted; stetting) Etymology: Latin, let it stand, from stare to stand — more at stand Date: 1875 to direct retention of (a word or passage previously ordered to be deleted or omitted from a manuscript or printer's proof) by annotating usually with the word stet

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  • Stet — is a Latin word (meaning let it stand ) used by proofreaders to instruct the writer to disregard a change the editor had previously marked. [ stet.] Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc.… …   Wikipedia

  • stet — [stet] mod. just as it was originally. (Proofreading.) □ No, mark that one stet. It was right the way it was. □ This says stet, but it’s wrong. D This one should look just like the other one, so mark one stet and ignore the other …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Stet — Stet, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stetting}.] (Print.) To cause or direct to remain after having been marked for omission; to mark with the word stet, or with a series of dots below or beside the matter; as, the proof reader… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stet — /stet/, v., stetted, stetting. v.i. 1. let it stand (used imperatively as a direction on a printer s proof, manuscript, or the like, to retain material previously cancelled, usually accompanied by a row of dots under or beside the material). v.t …   Universalium

  • stet — / stet/ n [Latin, let it stand, third person singular present subjunctive of stare to stand]: an order staying all proceedings in an action used esp. in Maryland Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • stet — [stet] v.impersonal v.imper. [L, 3d pers. sing., pres. subj., of stare, to STAND] let it stand: a printer s term used to indicate that matter previously marked for deletion is to remain vt. stetted, stetting to cancel a change in or a marked… …   English World dictionary

  • Stet — (st[e^]t), L., subj. 3d pers. sing. of stare to stand, remain. [See {Stand}.] (Print.) Let it stand; a word used by proof readers to signify that something once erased, or marked for omission, is to remain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stet — direction to printer to disregard correction made to text, 1755, from L. stet let it stand, third person singular present subjunctive of stare to stand, stand upright, be stiff, from PIE root *sta to stand, set down, make or be firm, with… …   Etymology dictionary

  • stet — v. retain a previous correction or omission; mark with the word stet to indicate that a previous correction or omission should be ignored …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stet — »beständig, gleichmäßig fortdauernd«: Das nur dt. Adjektiv (mhd. stæ̅t‹e›, ahd. stāti, »fest‹stehend›, beständig«) ist eine Bildung zu der unter ↑ stehen dargestellten idg. Wurzel. Im Nhd. häufiger ist die gleichbedeutende Ableitung stetig (mhd …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Stet — Stet, 1) fest, unbeweglich; 2) von dem Reiter, eine stete Hand haben, eine Führung haben, welche dem Pferde nicht den Willen läßt, ohne es deshalb zu fest zu halten; 3) von Abhängen, so v.w. gleichmäßig steil; 4) (Math.), so v.w. Stetig 3) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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