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omnibus

[om-nuh-buhs, -buhs]
noun, plural omnibuses or for 1, omnibusses.
1.
bus ( def 1 ).
2.
a volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or theme.
adjective
3.
pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once: an omnibus bill submitted to a legislature.

Origin:
1820–30; < French < Latin: for all (dative plural of omnis)

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omnibus (ˈɒmnɪˌbʌs, -bəs)
 
n , pl -buses
1.  a less common word for bus
2.  Also called: omnibus volume a collection of works by one author or several works on a similar topic, reprinted in one volume
3.  Also called: omnibus edition a television or radio programme consisting of two or more programmes broadcast earlier in the week
 
adj
4.  (prenominal) of, dealing with, or providing for many different things or cases
 
[C19: from Latin, literally: for all, from omnis all]

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omnibus
1829, "four-wheeled public vehicle with seats for passengers," from Fr. (voiture) omnibus "(carriage) for all, common (conveyance)," from L. omnibus "for all," dat. pl. of omnis "all" (see omni-). Introduced by Laffitte in Paris, 1820. In ref. to legislation, the word is recorded
from 1842. Meaning "man or boy who assists a waiter at a restaurant" is attested from 1888 (cf. busboy).
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