idem

[ ahy-dem, id-em ]
/ ˈaɪ dɛm, ˈɪd ɛm /

pronoun, adjective

the same as previously given or mentioned.

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Origin of idem

1350–1400; Middle English <Latin īdem

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH idem

ibid., ibidem, idem , op. cit.
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British Dictionary definitions for idem

idem
/ Latin (ˈaɪdɛm, ˈɪdɛm) /

the same: used to refer to an article, chapter, etc, previously cited
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