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1. i.e. Abbreviation of Latin 'Id Est' meaning "that is" (to say).

2. Abbreviation of Internet Explorer - often proceeded by the version number. A software application developed by the Microsoft Corporation used to browse the world wide web (www).
1. I like thick spaghetti i.e. the fresh variety.

(not to be confused with e.g. (for example) - i.e. provides an explanation rather than an example.

2. I browse the web using IE6.
af Dan Fox 1. august 2003
abbreviation for "id est," Latin for "that is"; also means, "in other words." it is followed by an explanation, specific list or a paraphrase.

compare with e.g.

also reference:, another comparison of i.e. and e.g.
i like music (i.e., the ordering of tones or sounds to produce rhythm, melody and/or harmony.)
af ambercat 8. maj 2005
Microsoft's crap attempt at an Internet browser. It's very basic design means many viruses are able to infect your computer easily along with lots of spyware and adware. Smarter people chose to use other browsers like FireFox, Operah and Safari.
Person 1: Oh crap man, my computer has 7000+ viruses
Person 2: That's because you use IE ¬_¬
af Dudeboy 17. juli 2005
1) Acronym for Inland Empire, located in Southern California

2) The area in So Cal. consisting of cities in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

3) One of the largest and toughest prison gangs in California

4) The Meth capital of the world
Prisons are full of the homies from I.E., especially Chino.
af CDC Convict 8. januar 2011
Basically a "thumbs down" for Microsoft Internet Explorer, the worst internet browser ever created.
If you use IE, you fail. FAIL!
Josh: Oh man that dude is IE
Emily: IE?
Josh: You know that browser developed by Microsoft
Emily: Oh that browser is FAIL
Josh: Exactly
Emily: I get it now (laughs)
af Johnnyquidd 7. december 2010
It stands for Internet Explorer!

A really bad brower that messes up your computer.

Girl2: Yes, I use it all the time but my computer always gets viruses.

Girl1: Go get Firefox now!
af ThisisAva 19. juli 2005
Abbreviation used to clarify something, to narrow something, or to specificate. This form is used ONLY in writing, this is too strange in speaking.
I would dig in some pizzas, i.e. the italian one.
af egava 29. september 2015

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