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Meaning of “op. cit.” in the English Dictionary

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op. cit.adverb

uk   /ˌɒpˈsɪt/  us   /ˌɑːp-/ formal specialized
used by ​writers to ​avoidrepeating the ​details of a ​book or ​article that has already been referred to, when all the ​details other than the ​pagenumber are the same: Johnson (op. cit., ​page 53) ​calls this ​phenomenon "the ​principle of ​minimaleffort".
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