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Meaning of “i.e.” in the English Dictionary

"i.e." in British English

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i.e.

uk   us   /ˌaɪˈiː/
used ​especially in writing before a ​piece of ​information that makes the ​meaning of something ​clearer or ​showsitstruemeaning: The ​hotel is ​closed during ​lowseason, i.e. from ​October to ​March. The ​price must be more ​realistic, i.e. ​lower.

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(Definition of i.e. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"i.e." in American English

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i.e.

abbreviation for id est (= ​Latin for "that is"): The ​hotel is ​closed during the off ​season, i.e., from ​October to ​March. Note: Used esp. in writing after a general statement to introduce specific information or examples.
(Definition of i.e. from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"i.e." in Business English

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i.e.abbreviation

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used to ​mean "that is" before you give a more detailed explanation about something that you have just written: The ​issuinghouse will ​underwrite the ​issue (i.e. ​agree to ​buy up any ​unsoldshares) for a ​fee.
(Definition of i.e. from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “i.e.”
in Arabic أي:…
in Korean 즉…
in Portuguese isto é…
in Catalan és a dir…
in Japanese すなわち…
in Chinese (Simplified) 也就是,即…
in Turkish yani, demek ki…
in Russian то есть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 也就是,即…
in Italian cioè…
in Polish tzn. (= = to znaczy), tj. (= = to jest)…
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