apropos
I. adverb Etymology: French à propos, literally, to the purpose Date: 1668 1. at an opportune time ; seasonably 2. by way of interjection or further comment ; with regard to the present topic II. adjective Date: 1686 being both relevant and opportune <
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Synonyms: see relevant III. preposition Date: 1879 apropos of

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  • APROPOS — APROPOS, L APROPOS.     L apropos est comme l avenir, l atour, l ados, et plusieurs termes pareils, qui ne composent plus aujourd hui qu un seul mot, et qui en faisaient deux autrefois.     Si vous dites, A propos j oubliais de vous parler de… …   Dictionnaire philosophique de Voltaire

  • Apropos — est une commande POSIX qui permet de lister les manuels dont la description comprends les mots passés en arguments. Chaque page de manuel comporte une courte description; apropos recherche et affiche cette description pour chaque page… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • apropos — is pronounced with stress on the first syllable and the last syllable as in so. Despite its French origin (17c), it is always written in English as one word without an accent. Its main uses are as a preposition, with or without a linking of •… …   Modern English usage

  • apropos — est une commande POSIX qui permet de lister les manuels dont la description comprend les mots passés en arguments. Chaque page de manuel comporte une courte description; apropos recherche et affiche cette description pour chaque page… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • apropos — (à propos) Ptkl übrigens erw. fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. à propos zur (behandelten) Sache, zum richtigen Zeitpunkt kommend , dieses hypostasiert aus frz. à zu und frz. propos Zweck, Anlaß, Vorsatz , einer… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • apropos — [adj] relevant, suitable applicable, apposite, appropriate, apt, befitting, belonging, correct, fit, fitting, germane, kosher*, legit*, material, on the button*, on the nose*, opportune, pertinent, proper, related, right, right on*, seemly;… …   New thesaurus

  • Apropos — Ap ro*pos ([a^]p r[ o]*p[=o] ), a. & adv. [F. [ a] propos; [ a] (L. ad) + propos purpose, L. proposium plan, purpose, fr. proponere to propose. See {Propound}.] 1. Opportunely or opportune; seasonably or seasonable. [1913 Webster] A tale… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apropos — I adjective akin, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apt, belonging, concerning, connected, felicitous, fit, germane, linked, pertaining to, pertinent, related, relevant, suitable II index akin (germane), apposite …   Law dictionary

  • apropos — Adv. (Mittelstufe) geh.: nebenbei bemerkt Synonym: übrigens Beispiel: Aber apropos Urlaub, wir fahren morgen nach Spanien …   Extremes Deutsch

  • apropos — [ap΄rə pō′] adv. [Fr à propos, to the purpose < L ad, to + propositus, pp. of proponere, PROPOSE] 1. at the right time; opportunely 2. by the way: used to introduce a remark adj. fitting the occasion; relevant; apt prep. in connection with;… …   English World dictionary

  • Apropos — (French for about à propos ) may refer to: *an application used in Call centers to manage calls *a Unix program *a rootkit created by 121Media to install adware …   Wikipedia

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