Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An abbreviation of videlicet, usually read ‘namely.’ The z here, as in
oz., represents a medieval symbol of contraction (a symbol also represented by a semicolon), originally a ligature for the Latin et, and (and so equivalent to the symbol &), extended to represent the termination -et and the enclitic conjunction -que, and finally used as a mere mark of abbreviation, equivalent in use to the period as now so used, viz being equivalent to vi., and not originally requiring the period after it.
- adv. Alternative form of viz..
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. To wit; that is; namely.
- adv. as follows
“Some points to ponder: There is no "O" in Arabic, viz; QUr-an not KOran, MUhammad not MOhammad, (although the Arabs gave us the Zero, not to be confused with the O.)”
“Yglesias actually got to the point of posing a pertinent question at least, viz., is there “any kind of actual reason why Israel should continue expanding settlements,” where by “actual” I suppose he means “rational” or “reasonable.””
“Book of very ancient nocturnal _sangs_; 1 Pistel bec; 2 Ancient ræding bec; 1 for the use of the priest; also the following books in Latin, viz.,”
“Polish performs the office frequently assigned to h in English, viz., that of softening the preceding consonant without possessing any further power of its own.”
“Aurobindo while expounding on the famous Gita verse "Yada Yada hi dharmasya" viz "I Descend in every Age..." has mentioned that the purpose of the Avatar is not just to rid the world of the forces of injustice and tyranny which can be better done by the Divine's agents,such as Kings,soldiers but also to establish a new evolutionary force in this world.”
“Congress shall have the power to enforce this article," viz: "The right of citizens of the United States to vote without denial on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
“LAWTON moved to amend the last proviso, by adding the following after the words "white person or persons," viz: "Over the age of twelve years from planting and cultivating for themselves, by their own labor, a like quantity of cotton for each hand so employed.”
“Tableau Software wants data junkies to do the 'viz”
“Thrilling though "viz" is, Kepes's legacy isn't confined to the creation of new types of imagery, but to fostering cross-disciplinary debate and collaboration on other issues.”
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