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IED (countable and uncountable, plural IEDs)

  1. (electronics) Initialism of Intelligent Electronic Device (a sensor, actuator, or PLC used as part of a SCADA system)
  2. (languages) Initialism of Interlingua-English Dictionary (the first dictionary of Interlingua)
  3. (medicine) Initialism of interictal epileptiform discharge (a type of brain waves related to epilepsy)
    • 2003, Randolph B. Schiffer et al., Neuropsychiatry, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, →ISBN, page 1109:
      Hippocampal sclerosis was less common in the patients with IED.
    • 2007, Jerome Engel et al., Epilepsy: A Comprehensive Textbook, 2nd edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, →ISBN, page 809:
      Initial concerns revolved mainly around the relationship between the interictal epileptiform discharge (IED) and the clinical diagnosis of epilepsy.
  4. (weaponry) Initialism of improvised explosive device.
    • 2017, Dean Koontz, The Silent Corner, page 61:
      She'd been an Army noncombatant, but roadside IEDs didn't distinguish between armed troops and support services.
  5. (medicine) Initialism of intermittent explosive disorder.


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