The Alternative English Dictionary: @

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Entry definition

@ pronunciation
  • (stressed) {{enPR}}, /æt/
  • (unstressed) /ət/
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preposition: {{en-prep}}
  1. at a rate of (so much each) 15 items @ $10 @ 80 km/h (at eighty kilometres per hour)
  2. (informal, neologism) at (any sense) @ 20°C (at twenty degrees Celsius) Text message: "im @ school."
  3. (text messaging) Replacing the sounding /æt/ on any word that has this pronunciation or similar. e.g. d@ (that), c@ (cat), @end (attend), b@ (bat), f@ (fat), h@ (hat)

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