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.

1965–70, Americanism; op(posite) ed(itorial page)

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op-ed (ˈɒpˌɛd)
a.  a page of a newspaper where varying opinions are expressed by columnists, commentators, etc
 b.  (as modifier): an op-ed column in the New York Times
[C20: from op(posite) ed(itorial page)]

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