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Thread: apropose

    • Join Date: Feb 2007
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    Good Afternoon
    I use a word in speach that I believe is spelt "apropose". I also believe I use the word correctly but would appreciate a definition please.

    Thank you

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

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    Re: apropose

    Welcome, elorac holdstock.

    There's no -e in apropos, and final -s is silent.

    Click here: apropos - Definitions from

  2. whatever_love_means's Avatar

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    Re: apropose

    Hello. Is this it?
    apĚroĚpos (pr-p)
    adj. Being at once opportune and to the point. See Synonyms at relevant.

    adv. 1. At an appropriate time; opportunely.
    2. By the way; incidentally: Apropos, where were you yesterday?

    prep. With regard to; concerning: Apropos our date for lunch, I can't go.

    [French Ó propos : Ó, to (from Old French a, from Latin ad-; see ad-) + propos, purpose (from Latin prpositum; see propose).]

    apropos - definition of apropos by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: apropose

    There's also a unix command, apropos, which calls for help text to do with whatever word you specify in the apropos command. This link has more information than any sane person could want:

    UNIX man pages : apropos ()


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