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Other definitions for IE (2 of 4)

-ie

The noun-forming suffix -ie, originally the Scottish spelling of -y2, first appears about 1400 in pet names and has spread into general usage. It is used to form words that are usually informal (birdie, doggie), and to form endearing or familiar names (Millie, Susie) or familiar diminutives (sweetie).
Also -y .

Other definitions for IE (3 of 4)

i.e.
[ ahy-ee ]
/ ˈaɪˈi /

abbreviation
that is; that is to say; in other words: They spent their last day at camp enjoying their two favorite activities, i.e., swimming and ziplining.Our writers do a lot of research to avoid anachronisms—i.e., those errors that confuse the times of our stories with later times in history.

Origin of i.e.

From Latin id est

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH i.e.

e.g., i.e. (see confusables note at e.g.)

Other definitions for IE (4 of 4)

I.E.

abbreviation
Indo-European.
Industrial Engineer.
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British Dictionary definitions for IE (1 of 4)

ie

the internet domain name for
Ireland

British Dictionary definitions for IE (2 of 4)

IE

abbreviation for
Indo-European (languages)

British Dictionary definitions for IE (3 of 4)

-ie

suffix forming nouns
a variant of -y 2

British Dictionary definitions for IE (4 of 4)

i.e.

abbreviation for
id est

Word Origin for i.e.

Latin: that is (to say); in other words
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Cultural definitions for IE

i.e.

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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