- which was to be shown or demonstrated (used especially in mathematical proofs).
Origin of Q.E.D.
First recorded in 1810–20, Q.E.D. is from the Latin word quod erat dēmōnstrandum
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1760, abbreviation of Latin quod erat demonstrandum "which was to be demonstrated."
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