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The Oxford dictionaries have joined the modern British trend of dropping the dots from many abbreviations, but even they know ... without the dots and upper case) does mean something, but Andrew Heenan probably doesn't know what that meaining is either.

They've been dotless in standard UK Civil Service practicee for over 20 years.

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The Oxford dictionaries have joined the modern British trend ofdropping ... but Andrew Heenan probably doesn't know what that meainingis either.

They've been dotless in standard UK Civil Service practicee for over 20 years.

Says it all, really.

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Many people know no Latin, but they still know what 'eg' and 'ie' mean. Some, of course, don't.

The Oxford dictionaries have joined the modern British trend of dropping the dots from many abbreviations, but even they know ... without the dots and upper case) does mean something, but Andrew Heenan probably doesn't know what that meaining is either.

IR means something to an electrical engineer, but what does IE, by itself, mean?
W = IE is useful, but when power is being discussed, the unit is generally the watt, abbreviated as W, not IE. Note that volt-amps, which aren't necessarily equal to watts in the same circuit, are useful units in power distribution, but they aren't generally referred to as "IE".
If anyone is interested in alternating current equations, when taking current lag into consideration, P = IEcos(theta), where P is the power lost to the device, I is the current though the device, V is the voltage measured across the device and theta is the phase difference between the current wave and the voltage wave in the circuit.
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Chuck Riggs
Near Dublin, Ireland
The Oxford dictionaries have joined the modern British trend of ... Andrew Heenan probably doesn't know what that meaining is either.

IR means something to an electrical engineer, but what does IE, by itself, mean? W = IE is useful, but ... across the device and theta is the phase difference between the current wave and the voltage wave in the circuit.

It would be unusual to put 'W=IE'. Instead, 'W=IV' (or 'VI'). 'E' is normally the EMF - the 'electromotive force' (the open-circuit voltage) - so there ain't no 'I'. As I always use lower case (normally without the dots) I have never had a problem!

Ian
The Oxford dictionaries have joined the modern British trend of ... Andrew Heenan probably doesn't know what that meaining is either.

IR means something to an electrical engineer, but what does IE, by itself, mean?

It is the standard two-letter country code for Ireland. It may be something else as well, but I use those country codes daily so wouldn't generally think outside that particular box.
Look at the ISO Alpha-2 Code contained in International Standard ISO 3166-1:2006, “Codes for the Representation of Names of Countries and their Subdivisions – Part 1: Country Codes”, published in January
2007 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for theword from the horse's mouth.

Paul
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IR means something to an electrical engineer, but what does IE, by itself, mean?

It is the standard two-letter country code for Ireland. It may be something else as well, but I use those ... Country Codes”, published in January 2007 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for the word from the horse's mouth.

Unfortunately, for me, the 'country code' (ie radio callsign prefix) for the ROI is EI. IE just doesn't look right!

Ian
It is the standard two-letter country code for Ireland. It ... for Standardization (ISO) for the word from the horse's mouth.

Unfortunately, for me, the 'country code' (ie radio callsign prefix) for the ROI is EI. IE just doesn't look right!

The first thing that comes to my non-English speaker's mind when seeing "IE" is Internet Explorer. I spend an unhealthy amount of time on the internet though.

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The Oxford dictionaries have joined the modern British trend of ... Andrew Heenan probably doesn't know what that meaining is either.

IR means something to an electrical engineer, but what does IE, by itself, mean?

It means Indo-European, the family of languages to which English, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Farsi and Hindi all belong. PIE is Proto-Indo-European, the hypothetical original tongue.of most languages of Europe and northern India.

Peter Groves
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IR means something to an electrical engineer, but what does IE, by itself, mean?

It means Indo-European, the family of languages to which English, Spanish, Russian, Greek, Farsi and Hindi all belong. PIE is Proto-Indo-European, the hypothetical original tongue.of most languages of Europe and northern India.

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