Definitions for STETstɛt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
(v.i.)let it stand (used in the imperative as a direction on a printer's proof or manuscript to retain material previously deleted).
(v.t.)to retain (material previously deleted) by marking it with the word “stet” or a row of dots.
Origin of stet:
1815–25; < L stēt, pres. subj. 3rd pers. sing. of stāre to stand
printing: cancel, as of a correction or deletion
printing: direct that a matter marked for omission or correction is to be retained (used in the imperative)
A symbol used by proofreaders and typesetters to indicate that a word or phrase that was crossed out should still remain. This is usually marked by writing and circling the word stet above or beside the unwanted edit and underscoring the selection with dashes or dots. Alternatively, a circled checkmark may be used in the margin.
The act of marking previously edited material u201Cstetu201D to indicate that something previously marked for change should remain as is.
Stet that colon.
Origin: From the stet.
let it stand; -- a word used by proof readers to signify that something once erased, or marked for omission, is to remain
to cause or direct to remain after having been marked for omission; to mark with the word stet, or with a series of dots below or beside the matter; as, the proof reader stetted a deled footnote
Stet is a Latin word used by proofreaders and editors to instruct the typesetter or writer to disregard a change the editor or proofreader had previously marked. This convention is usually marked by writing and circling the word stet above or beside the unwanted edit and underscoring the selection with dashes or dots. Alternatively, a circled tick may be used in the margin. In connection with this usage, stet is also sometimes used as a verb, e.g., "Stet that colon."
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