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so-called

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Etymology

From so + called.

Adjective

so-called (not comparable)

Positive
so-called

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (idiomatic) So named; called by such a name, with a very strong connotation that the item is not worthy of that name.
  2. (mathematics) (sciences) Same as above, without the negative connotation.
    The so-called Ising model.

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