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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • That is; that is to say: usually written with the abbreviation i. e.

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  • adv. that is to say; in other words


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  • Latin for "that is." Used to indicate a clarification or rephrasing of a previous statement. Frequently abbreviated as i.e.

    May 22, 2007