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Originally appearing in Volume V08, Page 325 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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DITTO (from the Lat. dictum, something said, Ital. detto, aforesaid), that which has been said before, the same thing. The word is frequently abbreviated into " do." In accounts, " ditto " is indicated by two dots or a dash under the word or figure that would otherwise be repeated. A " suit of dittos," a trade or slang phrase, is a suit in which coat, trousers and waistcoat are all of the same material.
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HUMPHRY DITTON (1675-1715)

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