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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.
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"i.e." in British English

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i.e.

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

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"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 issuing house will underwrite the issue (i.e. agree to buy up any unsold shares) for a fee.
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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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