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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Assimilated form (in Latin, etc.) of in- before r. In the following words, in the etymology, the prefix ir- is usually referred directly to the original in- or in.
  • n. Assimilated form (in Latin, etc.) of in- before r. In the following words, in the etymology, the prefix ir- is usually referred directly to the original in-.
  • n. An abbreviation of Irish.
  • n. In chem., the symbol for iridium.
  • An abbreviation of Ireland.

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  • n. a board of the British government that administers and collects major direct taxes
  • n. a heavy brittle metallic element of the platinum group; used in alloys; occurs in natural alloys with platinum or osmium

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  • Ir. Chemical element symbol for Iridium.

    December 16, 2007