Definition of onto something
: having done or discovered something important, special, etc. When the crowd responded to the show so positively, we realized we were onto something.
Word by Word Definitions
: to a position on
: in or into a state of awareness about
: used as a function word to indicate a set each element of which is the image of at least one element of another set
: mapping elements in such a way that every element in one set is the image of at least one element in another set
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
Seen and Heard
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