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that is.
Origin of i.e.
From the Latin word id est
Can be confused
e.g, i.e.


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id est
Word Origin
Latin: that is (to say); in other words
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Word Origin and History for i.e.

abbreviation of Latin id est, literally "that is;" used in English in the sense of "that is to say."

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i.e. in Culture

i.e. definition

An abbreviation for id est, a Latin phrase meaning “that is.” It indicates that an explanation or paraphrase is about to follow: “Many workers expect to put in a forty-hour week — i.e., to work eight hours a day.” (Compare e.g.)

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