Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Latin terms: e.g. and i.e.

I always (well, maybe not "always") knew that e.g. and i.e. were abbreviations of Latin terms but I could never remember exactly what they were so here's another reminder...

The Latin abbreviation i.e., stands for id est, and means "that is", "that is to say", or "in other words". The letters e.g. stand for the Latin phrase exempli gratia, which means "for example".

More Latin abbreviations here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Latin_abbreviations

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