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videlicet

[wi-dey-li-ket; English vi-del-uh-sit] /wɪˈdeɪ lɪˌkɛt; English vɪˈdɛl ə sɪt/
adverb, Latin.
1.
that is to say; namely (used especially to introduce examples, details, etc.).
Abbreviation: viz.
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viz

abbreviation
1.
videlicet

videlicet

/vɪˈdiːlɪˌsɛt/
adverb
1.
namely: used to specify items, examples, etc viz
Word Origin
C15: from Latin
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Word Origin and History for viz

videlicet

"namely, to wit," mid-15c., see viz.

viz.

1530s, abbreviation of videlicet "that is to say, to wit, namely" (mid-15c.), from Latin videlicet, contraction of videre licet "it is permissible to see," from videre "to see" (see vision) + licet "it is allowed," third person singular present indicative of licere "be allowed" (see licence). The -z- is not a letter, but originally a twirl, representing the usual Medieval Latin shorthand symbol for the ending -et. "In reading aloud usually rendered by 'namely.' " [OED]

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viz in Technology


A visual language for specification and programming.
["viz: A Visual Language Based on Functions", C.M. Holt, 1990 IEEE Workshop on Visual Langs, Oct 1990, pp.221-226].
(1995-02-23)

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viz.

Latin videlicet (that is, namely)
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