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opus

noun [C] uk   /ˈəʊ.pəs/ us    /ˈoʊ-/ ( plural opuses or specialized opera )
specialized ( written abbreviation Op.) music a piece of music written by a particular musician and given a number relating to the order in which it was published: Carl Nielsen's Opus 43 quintet formal any work of art: He showed us his latest opus, a rather awful painting of a vase of flowers.
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