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cert. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cert


(informal) something that is a certainty, esp a horse that is certain to win a race (esp in the phrase a dead cert)
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Word Origin and History for cert

colloquial abbreviation of certain or certainty, attested from 1889.

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cert in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for cert


  1. certain
  2. certainly


  1. certificate
  2. certified
  3. certiorari
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