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  • Adverb
    1. (conjunctive) In other words; that is to say. Used to introduce a clarification or explanation.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • a diamond of the first water, i.e. one that is perfectly pure and transparent ‎
        • However, a novel form of cutaneous anthrax, termed injectional anthrax, that is characterized by severe soft tissue infection has been recently described in heroin users.
        • A city that is set on an hill, cannot be hid, neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it lighteth all them which are in the house.
      2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
        • That is the slough of a rattler; we must be careful.
        • That is the fourth time this week my neighbor's barking dog has woken me up. I'm going to go give her a piece of my mind about it.
        • That is the preponderating consideration to which everything else has to yield.

    Meaning of that is for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this idiom "that is" is an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb and an uncomparable adverb.
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Adverbs
        • Conjunctive adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
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