Meaning of viz. in English:

viz.

Pronunciation /vɪz/

See synonyms for viz.

Translate viz. into Spanish

adverb

British
  • Namely; in other words (used to introduce a gloss or explanation)

    ‘the first music-reproducing media, viz. the music box and the player piano’
    • ‘But from Wigan Road eastwards towards Chorley, no such signs exist and as the road used to be of the national speed limit, viz. 60 mph, many motorists tend to drive at that speed.’
    • ‘Now there is no denying some people don't suit certain colours ever, and in fairness some colours don't suit people ever viz. tangerine (but that is another story) so be careful.’
    • ‘This leads many people towards the second, more public-minded response: viz. that a life can be made meaningful by dedicating it wholly or partially towards helping others.’
    • ‘But theologians are rather poorly represented, so I will have to resort to antique methods, viz., visiting a library.’
    • ‘But at least there was a coherent stance behind it, viz. an absolutist rejection of force, whatever the consequences.’
    • ‘Mr Bell's researches in electric telephony began with the artificial production of musical sounds, suggested by the work in which he was then engaged in Boston, viz., teaching the deaf and dumb to speak.’
    • ‘This in turn is connected with a third and still more distinctive feature of the class of desires we are considering, viz., the way one's attention is focussed on the possibility for action that strikes one as pleasant.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, this formula/proposal has not reached those who it is actually meant for, viz. the politicians and religious fundamentalists of both religions.’
    • ‘No matter which route the planners pick they are guaranteed to have up to 75% of the public behind them, viz. those who would have been affected by the other routes.’
    • ‘The parties have agreed that a ‘particular legal relationship’ should be subject to the jurisdiction of the English court, viz., the Share Sale Agreement.’
    • ‘This is understandable, but it points towards a different type of ill that many believe afflicts philosophy as a discipline, viz. the lack of genuine solutions that can command universal assent.’
    • ‘The affirmation of a proposition is not itself a proposition; it is the determination of an empirical fact, viz., the fulfillment of the intention expressed by the proposition.’
    • ‘But a certain causal process - viz., that which standardly takes place when we say that so-and-so sees such-and-such - must occur.’
    • ‘He was multifaceted and multi-dimensional genius, who excelled in every sphere viz., as a teacher, a poet, a scholar and a public relations officer.’
    • ‘The first was the increase in service charge as a proportion of the usual level in the context of the total cost of occupation, viz. the aggregate of rent, rates payable and service charge.’
    • ‘The demand for social change offers them but one alternative, viz., that of upholding the violent method or of maintaining the status quo.’
    • ‘Let us consider the durable vision of our Constitution and the commitments that unite us as Americans, viz., the Bill of Rights.’
    • ‘As observed earlier, the Convention applies to biodiversity from all sources, viz. terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic sources.’
    • ‘The first describes the threshold for its operation, viz. the officer being of the opinion that a worker who qualifies has not received the national minimum wage.’
    • ‘The bank giro credit, which is delivered to the drawee bank and not to the payee, is payable as soon as the drawee, viz. the originator's bank, can make payment.’
    namely, that is to say, that is, to wit, to be specific, specifically, in other words, to put it another way
    View synonyms

Origin

Abbreviation of videlicet, z being a medieval Latin symbol for -et.