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apropos

[ap-ruh-poh]
adverb
1.
fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.
2.
Obsolete. by the way.
adjective
3.
opportune; pertinent: apropos remarks.
Idioms
4.
apropos of, with reference to; in respect or regard to: apropos of the preceding statement.

Origin:
1660–70; < French à propos literally, to purpose < Latin ad prōpositum. See ad-, proposition

appropriate, apropos, expropriate.
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apropos (ˌæprəˈpəʊ)
 
adj
1.  appropriate; pertinent
 
adv
2.  appropriately or pertinently
3.  by the way; incidentally
4.  (preposition) apropos of with regard to; in respect of
 
[C17: from French à propos to the purpose]

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apropos
"opportunely," 1660s, from Fr. à propos "to the purpose," from propos "purpose, plan," from L. propositium "purpose," pp. of proponere "to set forth, propose" (see propound).
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