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sextern

sex·tern
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sek-stern]
    • /ˈsɛk stərn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sek-stern]
    • /ˈsɛk stərn/

Definition of sextern word

  • noun sextern six gathered sheets folded in two for binding together. 1

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Origin of sextern

First appearance:

before 1880
One of the 23% newest English words
1880-85; < Medieval Latin sexternum, equivalent to Latin sex six + -ternum, as in Vulgar Latin *quaternum (see quire1)

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Parts of speech for Sextern

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

sextern popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 48% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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sextern usage trend in Literature

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