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Id est: Latin phrase meaning ‘that is’
Common clues:
That is: Lat.; That is, to Tiberius; In other words; Latin clarifier; What “i.e.” stands for; Namely, to Nero; I.e., for long; To wit; Helpful Latin phrase
Crossword puzzle frequency: 3 times a year
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"That is (to say)", "in other words", or sometimes "in this case", depending on the context. Never equivalent to exempli gratia (e.g.).

Illud/Id est, i.e., "that is", is commonly abbreviated "i.e."; in this usage it is sometimes followed by a comma, depending on style.

A multi-volume Latin dictionary in the University Library of Graz

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