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e.g.


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

Origin of e.g.

From the Latin word exemplī grātiā
Can be confusede.g. i.e.
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Examples from the Web for eg

British Dictionary definitions for eg (1 of 3)

eg


the internet domain name for

Egypt

British Dictionary definitions for eg (2 of 3)

Eg.


abbreviation for

Egypt(ian)
Egyptology

British Dictionary definitions for eg (3 of 3)

e.g.

eg. or eg


abbreviation for

exempli gratia

Word Origin for e.g.

Latin: for example
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Word Origin and History for eg

e.g.


abbreviation of Latin exemplia gratia "for the sake of example."

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Culture definitions for eg

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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