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apropos

[ap-ruh-poh] /ˌæp rəˈpoʊ/
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
1660-1670
1660-70; < French à propos literally, to purpose < Latin ad prōpositum. See ad-, proposition
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apropos

/ˌæprəˈpəʊ/
adjective
1.
appropriate; pertinent
adverb
2.
appropriately or pertinently
3.
by the way; incidentally
4.
(preposition) apropos of, with regard to; in respect of
Word Origin
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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