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1. Eastern Time
2. elapsed time
the internet domain name for
(Computer Science) Ethiopia
the chemical symbol for
1. (Education) Employment Training: a government scheme offering training in technological and business skills to unemployed people
2. Egypt (international car registration)
a noun suffix occurring orig. in loanwords from French or Italian, typically diminutives or nouns denoting an example or instance of something, or a group or member of a group having a specified number ( bullet; hatchet; islet; turret; doublet; quartet); of limited productivity in English ( baronet; octet; quintuplet; swimmeret), sometimes as a variant of -let before stems ending in syllabic l ( eaglet; owlet).Compare -ette.
[Middle English < Old French -et (masculine) or -ette (feminine); or < Italian -etto,-etta]