Definition - The act of using apposition, i.e. the placing of a word or a phrase after another word or a phrase to qualify or explain it.

Example -
I know that in my brain, i.e. in the organ that governs me, dwelleth no good thing.

Etymology -
The word means "explanation" in Greek (from the Greek hegeisthai, to lead or guide).

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