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

abbreviation for

  1. exempli gratia

abbreviation of Latin exemplia gratia “for the sake of example.”

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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