Aid vs Iid - What's the difference?

aid | iid |

As a proper noun aid

is .

As an adjective iid is

(statistics|probability theory) independent and identically distributed.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) aide, from (etyl) . Cognate include Spanish ayuda, Portuguese ajuda and Italian aiuto


(en noun)
  • Help; assistance; succor, relief.
  • :
  • *(Henry Hallam) (1777-1859)
  • *:An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid .
  • *
  • *:“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  • A helper; an assistant.
  • *(w) viii. 6
  • *:It is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid like unto himself.
  • Something which helps; a material source of help.
  • :
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= The Evolution of Eyeglasses , passage=The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone
  • (lb) An historical subsidy granted to the crown by Parliament for an extraordinary purpose, such as a war effort.
  • (lb) An exchequer loan.
  • (lb) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his feudal lord on special occasions.
  • An aide-de-camp, so called by abbreviation.
  • :
  • Derived terms
    * aid climbing * aidful * aidless * aidman * first aid * hearing aid

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) aidier (modern aider), from (etyl) adiuto'', frequentative of ''adiuvo "to assist".


    (en verb)
  • To (give) support (to); to further the progress of; to help; to assist.
  • * Shakespeare
  • You speedy helpers Appear and aid me in this enterprise.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012
  • , date=May 24 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=Film: Reviews: Men In Black 3 , work=The Onion AV Club citation , page= , passage=Smith is aided in his quest by an elfin, time-jumping alien with psychic powers played by another Coen brothers veteran, A Serious Man star Michael Stuhlbarg. }}
    * assist * befriend * bestand * cooperate * help * promote * relieve * succor * support * sustain
    Derived terms
    * aidable * aidance * aider


    * ---- ==Võro==


  • iid


    Alternative forms

    * , IID


  • (statistics, probability theory) Independent and identically distributed.