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Op-Ed

[op-ed] /ˈɒpˌɛd/
noun
1.
a newspaper page devoted to signed articles by commentators, essayists, humorists, etc., of varying viewpoints: the Op-Ed of today's New York Times.
Also called Op-Ed page.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; op(posite) ed(itorial page)
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British Dictionary definitions for Op-Ed

op-ed

/ˈɒpˌɛd/
noun
1.
  1. a page of a newspaper where varying opinions are expressed by columnists, commentators, etc
  2. (as modifier): an op-ed column in the New York Times
Word Origin
C20: from op(posite) ed(itorial page)
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Word Origin and History for Op-Ed

op-ed

adj.

1970, in reference to the page of a newspaper opposite the editorial page, usually devoted to personal opinion columns. The thing itself said to have been pioneered by the New York "World."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Related Abbreviations for Op-Ed

Op-Ed

opposite the editorial page
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