Definition of i.e.

 (Entry 1 of 3)

that is

Definition of IE (Entry 2 of 3)

industrial engineer
variants: or less commonly -y

Definition of -ie (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : little one : dear little one birdie sonny
2a : one belonging to : one having to do with townie
b : one who is preemie
3 : one of (such) a kind or quality cutie toughie

History and Etymology for i.e.

Abbreviation (1)

Latin id est

Noun suffix

Middle English

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“I.e..” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/i.e.. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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i.e.

abbreviation

Kids Definition of i.e.

that is
Hint: The abbreviation i.e. is short for the Latin phrase id est, meaning "that is."

-ie

noun suffix
variants: also -y \ ē \
plural -ies

Kids Definition of -ie

: little one lassie

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