apropos

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj apropos of an appropriate or pertinent nature
    • adv apropos introducing a different topic; in point of fact "incidentally, I won't go to the party"
    • adv apropos at an opportune time "your letter arrived apropos"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Apropos By the way; to the purpose; suitably to the place or subject; -- a word used to introduce an incidental observation, suited to the occasion, though not strictly belonging to the narration.
    • Apropos Opportunely or opportune; seasonably or seasonable. "A tale extremely apropos ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apropos To the purpose; opportunely; seasonably.
    • apropos With reference or regard; in respect: followed by of.
    • apropos With reference to that (a thing just mentioned); by the way: used absolutely, to introduce an incidental observation.
    • apropos Opportune; seasonable; to the purpose; pertinent; happy: as, an apropos remark.
    • n apropos Pertinency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Apropos a-pro-pō′ to the purpose: appropriately: in reference to (with to and of)
    • adj Apropos opportune
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. à propos,; à,L. ad,) + propos, purpose, L. proposium, plan, purpose, fr. proponere, to propose. See Propound

Usage

In literature:

Apropos of this excursion, I warn you, my dear friend, that you needn't fash yourself to answer my letter in a hurry.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
I could have invented nothing more apropos.
"Cleo The Magnificent" by Louis Zangwill
They are introduced apropos to the cacophony of the names of the places which he visited.
"Notes and Queries, Number 81, May 17, 1851" by Various
I haven't anything else 'apropos' to wear on my head.
"Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective" by Ellis Parker Butler
There is something I want to ask you apropos of that, Felix.
"The Lonely Way--Intermezzo--Countess Mizzie" by Arthur Schnitzler
Having scarcely joined in the conversation before, it was not apropos to do it now.
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
Hazlitt's fine phrase, apropos of performance, says much in a few words.
"Music: An Art and a Language" by Walter Raymond Spalding
I have been asked, apropos of these articles, to give some advice as to the formation of Shakespeare clubs.
"The Galaxy, Volume 23, No. 2, February, 1877" by Various
Apropos, what have you been doing with yourself all these weeks!
"Brooke's Daughter" by Adeline Sergeant
Apropos of the Court of Arches once held in Bow Church.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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In news:

Apropos the arrival of summer movie season, SUNY's rollout of its first-ever report card comes with a video preview.
This is apropos of nothing in particular, but I'd just like to mention that the past year has been an intellectually humbling one for me.
Those of you who have read this column over the past 20 years must certainly have concluded that, in this case, the term " freedom of the press " is particularly apropos.
In Bernard Knox's review of Peter Carroll's book about the Americans who served with the International Brigades, he states twice, apropos of nothing, that I testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
Apropos of the discussion below (cf.
Kim Cattrall brings her apropos "Sex and the City" resume to Noël Coward's comedy of sexual attraction and verbal jousting, Private Lives.
Powerful moments abound in "Unexpected," an apropos title for the 16th chapter of our Heroic tale, so watch your head.
For new Warren City Manager Nancy Freenock, that seems to be apropos.
It's apropos that this Scottsdale hot spot resides in a former fire station, considering the fact that four-alarm fiestas happen in the joint practically every single evening it's open for business.
Apropos your posting, Jennifer, Christiane Amanpour has been ABC's "This Week " host for nine Sundays — and a week ago last Sunday, on September 19, the show dropped to its lowest ratings in the 25-54 age demographic in more than seven years.
Measuring a sandwich in iPhones rather than inches is not terribly useful Apropos of Nothing, Food Chain and Food & Drink blog post by Julia Thiel.
When the engineers at Cirrus Skunk Works branded the company's Garmin-based, next-generation glass-panel system, Codename Fighter, the moniker was more apropos than they might have thought.
As an editor, I have a great respect for the power of the pen (or, more apropos these days, the keyboard).
On the trimmed-down pop-rock band's new single, Hayley Williams flees a bad romance and wails with lovely, apropos anguish – so it's a bummer when she brags, "I'm a renegade /It's in my blood," over a riff that's too tame to prove it.
On the day dedicated to celebrating Mother Earth, we'd thought it apropos to point out the various "green" topics on Business Exchange.
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In science:

The next ma jor event - synchronization of the 16 This is the same stellar wind that is held accountable for the dominant angular momentum loss in long-period disk CVs. 17 An apropos term coined by R.
New Low Accretion-Rate Magnetic Binary Systems and their Significance for the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables
More apropos, the case of chiral Lagrangians is different too.
One Loop Renormalization of the Littlest Higgs Model
Testing the significance of assuming (7) would seem to be more apropos in practice for applications in which the experimental design does not enforce that repeated experiments always yield the same value for p0 ( ˆθ).
An introduction to how chi-square and classical exact tests often wildly misreport significance and how the remedy lies in computers
H0 would seem to be more apropos in practice for applications in which the experimental design does not enforce that repeated experiments always yield the same value for p0 ( ˆθ).
Significance testing without truth
Vai Phonemics. In: On the Object of Ethnology: Apropos of Vai Culture in Liberia: 84–119. Ph. D.
Distribution of complexities in the Vai script
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