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ditto

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dit·to  (dĭt′ō)
n. pl. dit·tos
1. The same as stated above or before.
2. A duplicate; a copy.
3. A pair of small marks ( " ) used to indicated that the word, phrase, or figure given above is to be repeated.
adv.
As before.
tr.v. dit·toed, dit·to·ing, dit·tos
To duplicate (a document, for example).

[Italian dialectal, past participle of Italian dire, to say, from Latin dīcere; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]
Word History: Ditto, which at first glance seems a handy and insignificant sort of word, actually has a Roman past, for it comes from dictus, "having been said," the past participle of the verb dīcere, "to say." In Italian dīcere became dire and dictus became detto, or in the Tuscan dialect ditto. Italian detto or ditto meant what said does in English, as in the locution "the said story." Thus the word could be used in certain constructions to mean "the same as what has been said"; for example, having given the date December 22, one could use 26 detto or ditto for 26 December. The first recorded use of ditto in English occurs in such a construction in 1625. The sense "copy" is an English development, first recorded in 1818. Ditto has even become a trademark for a duplicating machine.

ditto (ˈdɪtəʊ)
n, pl -tos
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the aforementioned; the above; the same. Used in accounts, lists, etc, to avoid repetition and symbolized by two small marks (ˌ) known as ditto marks, placed under the thing repeated. Abbreviation: do
2.
a. a duplicate
b. (as modifier): a ditto copy.
adv
3. in the same way
sentence substitute
4. used to avoid repeating or to confirm agreement with an immediately preceding sentence
vb, -tos, -toing or -toed
5. (tr) to copy; repeat
[C17: from Italian (Tuscan dialect), variant of detto said, from dicere to say, from Latin]

dit•to (ˈdɪt oʊ)

n., pl. -tos,
adv. n.
1. the aforesaid; the above; the same (used in accounts, lists, etc., to avoid repetition). Compare ditto mark.
2. another of the same.
3. Informal. a duplicate; copy.
adv.
4. as already stated; likewise.
v.t.
5. to make a copy of on a duplicating machine.
6. to duplicate or repeat the action or statement of (another).
[1615–25; < Italian, variant of detto < Latin dictus said, past participle of dīcere to say; see dictum]
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.ditto - a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
Verb1.ditto - repeat an action or statement; "The next speaker dittoed her argument"
ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell - to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request"
Translations
ditto [ˈdɪtəʊ]
A. Nídem, lo mismo
"I'd like coffee" - "ditto (for me)"-yo quiero café -yo lo mismo or y yo
"ditto," said Graham-yo también -dijo Graham
B. CPD ditto marks NPL ditto sign Ncomillas fpl
ditto [ˈdɪtəʊ] advidem
The window's been broken. Ditto the door.; The window's been broken. Ditto for the door → On a cassé la vitre. La porte idem.
ditto
n I’d like coffee — ditto (for me) (inf)ich möchte Kaffeedito or ich auch; the restaurants are expensive here, and ditto the cinemasdie Restaurants hier sind teuer und die Kinos auch; ditto mark, ditto sign (Typ) → Wiederholungszeichen nt
ditto [ˈdɪtəʊ]
1. n (in lists) → idem come sopra
ditto marks → virgolette fpl
a coffee, please - ditto (for me) (fam) → per me caffè - per me idem
2. adv (likewise) I'm really fed up - ditto!sono proprio stufa - anch'io!


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