follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for viz
  • Shall be subject to the following deductions in respect of new for old, viz.
British Dictionary definitions for viz

viz

abbreviation
1.
videlicet

videlicet

/vɪˈdiːlɪˌsɛt/
adverb
1.
namely: used to specify items, examples, etc viz
Word Origin
C15: from Latin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for viz
videlicet
"namely, to wit," 1464, see viz.
viz.
1540, abbreviation of videlicet "that is to say, to wit, namely" (1464), from L. 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." The -z- is not a letter, but originally a twirl, representing the usual M.L. shorthand symbol for the ending -et. "In reading aloud usually rendered by 'namely.' " [OED]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
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)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
Related Abbreviations for viz

viz.

Latin videlicet (that is, namely)
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for viz.

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for viz

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with viz