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Latin: sic

The word sic literally translates as "so" or "thus". It is used to indicate an error or a misspelling in a quotation, so as to show that the error is not that of the writer.

It is normally written within square brackets like this: [sic].

e.g. The Education Minister's report stated that "in schools, correct speling [sic] is important".

a.m. & p.m., cf., e.g., et al., etc., i.e., N.B., P.S., Q.E.D., q.v., viz.

Non abbreviated:
ad hoc, de facto, modus operandi, non sequitur, pro rata, quid pro quo, sic, vice versa.

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