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An abbreviation for "on the other hand," meaning from a different, conflicting, or contradictory point of view. The phrase is often preceded by "on the one hand" (OT1H), meaning from one particular point of view. I'm really torn. OT1H, I'd be starting a high-paying job doing what I've always wanted for a living. OTOH, I'd have to move halfway around the world from all my friends and family to do it.
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phr. on the other hand. (An initialism. A computer abbreviation, not pronounced.) That’s one good idea. OTOH, there must be many other satisfactory procedures.
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