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SO abbreviation standing order.
so1 adverb 1 to such an extent so expensive that nobody buys it. 2 to this, that, or the same extent; as This one is lovely, but that one is not so nice. 3 extremely She is so talented! 4 in that state or condition promised to be faithful, and has remained so. 5 also; likewise She's my friend and so are you. 6 used to avoid repeating a previous statement You've to take your medicine because I said so. conj 1 therefore; thereafter He insulted me, so I hit him. 2 (also so that ...) in order that ... Lend me the book, so that I can read it Give me more time so I can finish it. adj the case; true You think I'm mad, but it's not so. exclamation used to express discovery So, that's what you've been doing! and so on or and so forth or and so on and so forth and more of the same; continuing in the same way. just so neatly, precisely or perfectly with her hair arranged just so. or so approximately five or so days ago. quite so exactly right; just as you have said. so as to ... in order to ...; in such a way as to .... so be it used to express acceptance or defiant resignation. so far to that, or to such an, extent or degree I haven't managed to do any work so far. so far so good everything is fine up to this point. so much or many 1 such a lot so much work to do! 2 just; mere politicians squabbling like so many children. so much for ... nothing has come of ...; that has disposed of or ruined ... So much for all our plans! so much so to such an extent (that). so so moderate; average How are you feeling? Oh, so so. so to speak or to say used as an apology for an unfamiliar or slightly inappropriate expression. so what? colloq that is of no importance or consequence at all.
ETYMOLOGY: Anglo-Saxon swa.
soh or so or sol noun, music in sol-fa notation: the fifth note or dominant of a major or minor scale.
ETYMOLOGY: 14c: see sol-fa.
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