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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: 'bus', from Latin, 'for all', from omnis; OMNI-


1 noun
omnibus1 [countable]
1AMT British English a radio or television programme consisting of several programmes that have previously been broadcast separately:
the Saturday omnibus edition of 'Brookside'
2TCN a book containing several stories, especially by one writer, that have already been printed separately:
Omnibus editions of novels tend to be too heavy to be read with comfort.
3 British English old-fashionedTTC a bus

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