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Meaning of “e.g.” in the English Dictionary

"e.g." in British English

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e.g.

(also eg) uk   us   /iːˈdʒiː/
abbreviation for exempli gratia: a ​Latin phrase that ​means "for ​example". It can be ​pronounced as "e.g." or "for ​example": You should ​eat more ​food that ​contains a lot of ​fibre, e.g. ​fruit, ​vegetables, and ​bread.

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(Definition of e.g. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"e.g." in American English

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e.g.

abbreviation for exempli gratia (= ​Latin for "for ​example"): Eat ​foodscontaining a lot of ​fiber, e.g., ​fruits, ​vegetables, and ​wholegrains. Note: In spoken English, people usually say "for example" or "such as" instead of "e.g."
(Definition of e.g. from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"e.g." in Business English

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e.g.adverb

(also eg) uk   us  
abbreviation for for ​example: used for giving one or more ​examples: One ​partner in the ​business cannot ​actunilaterally e.g. over ​investments, ​holidays, ​contracts to ​accept, etc.
(Definition of e.g. from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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