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i.e.


  1. that is.

  1. Indo-European.
  2. Industrial Engineer.

abbreviation for

  1. id est

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

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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