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Hi. I'm new to the concept here, so please excuse my possible stepping on toes. I added two new meanings to the first. The second definition has had the explanation of origin deleted and third definition has been deleted entirely. Can you please explain your rationale?

For the second meaning, are you not interested in the history or origin of a meaning?

The third definition, one-off meaning unique, has been deleted. Can you please explain this?

Since learning of this definition, I have now encountered this usage in more than one context. It seems to be more British than American English. The two or three times I've heard "one-off" used to describe something as "precious and unique," a Brit was making the comment. The last time was on the radio, with 16 million listeners. So do you have a better argument for not including this third definition? —This unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 2006-06-19 19:09:31.

I don't see any history of your IP address having made any edits to "one-off" ([1]). To discuss individual terms like this, you may want to post your question to WT:TR, where many more editors will see your post. If no resolution is achieved there, there is also a more formal verification process. You may want to read WT:CFI. Please also remember to sign your talk page posts with "~~~~". Rod (A. Smith) 06:47, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Spurious example?Edit

As an example sentence for the second noun definition is provided: "Please quickly verify just the bug fixes as this is a one-off release." Surely, the term here is the adjective sense and hence a better example needs to be presented? __meco 13:44, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Requests for verification - keptEdit

Kept. See archived discussion of February 2009. 07:02, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

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