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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The second degree of the scale in the solmization system. In French () and Italian usage it has become attached, on the fixed-doh principle, to the note D, in whichever scale it occurs....

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Re

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 20 words.

Respecting, in reference to, as ‘re Brown’, in reference to the case of Brown. See also in re.

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Re

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 106 words.

1. Italian (Ré): from re ‘king’, possibly denoting someone who lived by or worked in a royal court,

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Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 244 words.

Pronounced either /riː/ or /reɪ/ (ree, ray), it is in origin the ablative of Latin rēs ‘thing, affair’. Re (often

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 14 words.

in the matter of, concerning. XVIII. abl. of L. rēs thing, affair.

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re

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(Latin, ablative form of res, thing)

About, concerning, in the matter of. Used in headings in legal documents to indicate the subject. In modern legal writing ‘Re’ is regarded as...

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re-

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 80 words.

Words formed with the prefix re- are generally not hyphenated (rearrange, regroup, reopen, reuse, etc.) except when

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re(-)

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 112 words.

In words beginning with re-, the prefix of repetition, a hyphen is unnecessary (e.g. reaffirm, recharge, regroup, reinterpret, reopen,

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re-

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 79 words.

Words formed with the prefix re- are generally unhyphened (rearrange, regroup, reopen, reuse, etc.) except when the

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re-

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 297 words.

repr. L. re-, (before a vowel in the classical period) red- (e.g. redimere REDEEM, redundāre REDOUND); pref.

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re

Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 39 words.

The second degree of the scale in the *solmization system. In French () and Italian usage it has

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