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Non-English Words Frequently Used In Paper Writing

This is a non-exhaustive list. Hopefully we can add more in future…

Vis-à-vis = with regard to / in relation to

In situ = in the place

Et alii (et al.)  = and others

Id est (i.e. or ie.) = that is

Confer (cf.) = compare/refer to

Exempli gratia (e.g.) = for the sake of example

Ad hoc = to this

Per se = through itself

Raison d’etre = reasons for existence


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