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Item vs. Idem

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Itemnoun

A distinct physical object.

‘Tweezers are great for manipulating small items.’;

Idemadjective

The same.

Itemnoun

An object that can be picked up for later use.

Idem

The same; the same as above; - often abbreviated id.

Itemnoun

A line of text having a legal or other meaning; a separate particular in an account.

‘the items in a bill’; ‘In response to the first item, we deny all wrongdoing.’;

Idemadverb

used in citations to indicate an author or word that has just been mentioned

‘Marianne Elliott, Partners in Revolution, 1982; idem, Wolfe Tone, 1989’;

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Itemnoun

(psychometrics) A question on a test, which may include its answers.

‘The exam has 100 items, each of which includes a correct response and three distractors.’;

Idem

idem is a Latin term meaning . It is commonly abbreviated as id., which is particularly used in legal citations to denote the previously cited source (compare ibid.).

‘the same’;

Itemnoun

A matter for discussion in an agenda.

‘The first item for discussion is the budget for next year's picnic.’;

Itemnoun

(informal) Two people who are having a relationship with each other.

‘Jack and Jill are an item.’;

Itemnoun

A short article in a newspaper.

‘an item concerning the weather’;

Itemnoun

(obsolete) A hint; an innuendo.

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Itemverb

(transitive) To make a note of.

Itemadverb

likewise

Itemadverb

Also; as an additional article.

Itemnoun

An article; a separate particular in an account; as, the items in a bill; he picked up four items at the drug store.

Itemnoun

A hint; an innuendo.

‘A secret item was given to some of the bishops . . . to absent themselves.’;

Itemnoun

A short article in a newspaper; a paragraph; as, an item concerning the weather.

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Itemnoun

A topic or piece of information having the salacious character of gossip, especially a romantic relation between two people; as, I hear that the boss and his new secretary are an item.

Itemverb

To make a note or memorandum of.

‘I have itemed it in my memory.’;

Itemnoun

a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list;

‘he noticed an item in the New York Times’; ‘she had several items on her shopping list’; ‘the main point on the agenda was taken up first’;

Itemnoun

a whole individual unit; especially when included in a list or collection;

‘they reduced the price on many items’;

Itemnoun

a small part that can be considered separately from the whole;

‘it was perfect in all details’;

Itemnoun

an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole;

‘several of the details are similar’; ‘a point of information’;

Itemnoun

an individual instance of a type of symbol;

‘the word`error' contains three tokens of `r'’;

Itemadverb

(used when listing or enumerating items) also;

‘a length of chain, item a hook’;

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