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for example; for the sake of example; such as.

Origin of e.g.

From the Latin word exemplī grātiā

Can be confused

e.g. i.e.
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British Dictionary definitions for e.g.

e.g.

eg. or eg


abbreviation for

exempli gratia

Word Origin for e.g.

Latin: for example
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Culture definitions for e.g.

e.g.


An abbreviation meaning “for example.” It is short for the Latin exempli gratia, “for the sake of example.” A list of examples may be preceded by e.g.: “She loved exotic fruit, e.g., mangoes, passion fruit, and papayas.” (Compare i.e.)

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