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e.g.

abbreviation for exempli gratia (= Latin for "for example"): Eat foods containing a lot of fiber, e.g., fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Note: In spoken English, people usually say "for example" or "such as" instead of "e.g."
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e.g.

also eg uk   /iːˈdʒiː/ 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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e.g.adverb

also eg uk   us  
abbreviation for for example: used for giving one or more examples: One partner in the business cannot act unilaterally e.g. over investments, holidays, contracts to accept, etc.
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