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  • abbr. Alternative form of ibid. ("in the same place")

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An abbreviation of ibidem.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in the same place (used when citing a reference)


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  • Es prohibido.

    April 7, 2010

  • Wot, no links to an Apple auction site?

    April 7, 2010

  • Cf. id.

    April 7, 2010

  • Ibid has quite a libido.

    March 6, 2008

  • Wow. That describes it exactly: a vague feeling of danger. Poor Ibid. I miss it so.

    March 6, 2008

  • I have a vague feeling of danger when I see this term. It comes from using it in college/grad school papers. In word processing programs, footnotes are automatically renumbered when you cut/paste text and move it around. Unfortunately the auto-renumbering feature does not extend to changing the "ibid" in the actual footnote when it refers to the source listed in the footnote directly before it.

    So while you're editing your doc, all the Ibids are moving around in the footnotes. That's a recipe for disaster. So I never use them anymore.

    March 6, 2008

  • Latin, short for "ibidem", "the same place".

    March 6, 2008