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e.g.

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

Origin:
< Latin exemplī grātiā

e.g, i.e.
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e.g., eg. or eg
 
abbreviation for
exempli gratia
 
[Latin: for example]
 
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abbreviation for
 
[Latin: for example]
 
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abbreviation for
 
[Latin: for example]

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e.g.
L. exempli gratia "for the sake of example."
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e.g. definition


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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e.g.
Latin exempli gratia (for example)
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