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ibidem adv : in the same place (used when citing a reference) [syn: ibid., ib.]

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  1. in that very place
  2. at that very instant

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Extensive Definition

Ibid. (Latin, short for ibidem, "the same place") is the term used to provide an endnote or footnote citation or reference for a source that was cited in the preceding endnote or footnote. It is similar in meaning to idem (meaning something that has been mentioned previously; the same) abbreviated "Id.," which is commonly used in legal citation.
To find the ibid. source, one has to look at the reference right before it, and so ibid. serves a similar purpose to ditto marks (〃, ", do.).


  • 4. E. Vijh, Latin for dummies (New York: Academic, 1997), 23.
  • 5. Ibid.
  • 6. Ibid., at 29.
The reference in no. 5 is the same as in no. 4 (E. Vijh, "Latin for dummies" on page 23), whereas the reference in no. 6 refers to the same work but at a different location, namely page 29. Intervening entries require a reference to the original citation in the form "Ibid. ," (e.g. "8. Ibid. 4" or "8. Ibid 4, at 34")

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ibidem in German: Ebenda
ibidem in Estonian: Ibid.
ibidem in Spanish: Ibídem (vocablo latino)
ibidem in French: Ibid
ibidem in Italian: Ibidem
ibidem in Dutch: Ibid
ibidem in Japanese: Ibid
ibidem in Norwegian: Ibid
ibidem in Polish: Idem
ibidem in Slovak: Ibidem
ibidem in Slovenian: Ibid.
ibidem in Swedish: Ibidem
ibidem in Turkish: Ibid
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