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  1. Cantabnoun

    A graduate of Cambridge University.

  2. Cantabnoun


  3. Etymology: Abbreviation of Cantabrigian.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cantabnoun

    a Cantabrigian

  2. Etymology: [Abbreviated from Cantabrigian.]


  1. Cantab

    Cantab was the title of a magazine produced by students at the University of Cambridge between 1981 and 1990. It was unusual among British student magazines in being independent of student unions. Operations were self-financed, initially through copy sales and advertising, later through advertising alone. The title's second claim to fame was its production via an extremely early form of desktop publishing, involving a typesetting program specially written for its BBC Micro computer and Juki daisy wheel printer by Martin Tod and introduced as early as 1984. In 1985 the magazine launched a spin-off summer title, Cantab's What's On and Where to Go in Cambridge, which gained success in that year's Student Media Awards, run by The Guardian newspaper. Other less successful spin-offs, including Business Matters and Cantab's version of Energy Matters, were produced occasionally as revenue generating vehicles to subsidise the main title. In 1985/6 the magazine was relaunched, switching from a paid-for circulation to free distribution. Relying solely on advertising sales was an unusual and potentially risky move, but allowed for a massively increased print run, increased pagination and higher production quality. While maintaining a focus on arts coverage, the magazine took an increased interest in politics and current affairs, with a noticeably more left-wing stance.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cantab

    kan′tab, for Cantabrigian, adj. of or pertaining to Cambridge—Latinised Cantabrigia.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Cantab

    Of Cambridge University. The River Cam was anciently called the Granta; hence the Saxon name of the city Grantabrycge, or the bridge over the Granta, softened later into Cantbrigge.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of CANTAB in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of CANTAB in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    an unincorporated business owned by a single person who is responsible for its liabilities and entitled to its profits
    • A. proprietary
    • B. ravening
    • C. eloquent
    • D. contagious

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