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Op-Ed

[op-ed] /ˈɒpˌɛd/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; op(posite) ed(itorial page)

ope

[ohp] /oʊp/
adjective, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), oped, oping. Literary.
1.
open.
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British Dictionary definitions for oped

ope

/əʊp/
verb, adjective
1.
an archaic or poetic word for open

op-ed

/ˈɒpˌɛd/
noun
1.
  1. a page of a newspaper where varying opinions are expressed by columnists, commentators, etc
  2. (as modifier): an op-ed column in the New York Times
Word Origin
C20: from op(posite) ed(itorial page)
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Word Origin and History for oped

ope

adj.

short for open (adj.), early 13c. "not closed; not hidden;" originally as awake is from awaken, etc. As a verb from mid-15c. Middle English had ope-head "bare-headed" (c.1300).

op-ed

adj.

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

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Related Abbreviations for oped

Op-Ed

opposite the editorial page
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