Definition of e.g. abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

e.g.

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NAmE//ˌi ˈdʒi//
 
 
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 for example(from Latinexempli gratia) popular pets (e.g., cats and dogs) Language Banke.g.giving examples The Web site has a variety of interactive exercises (e.g., matching games, crosswords, and quizzes). The Web site has a variety of interactive exercises, including matching games, crosswords, and quizzes. Web 2.0 technologies, such as wikis, blogs, and social networking sites, have changed the way that people use the Internet. Many Web sites now allow users to contribute information. A good example of this is the “wiki,” a type of Web site that anyone can edit. Wikis vary in how open they are. For example, some wikis allow anybody to edit content, while others only allow registered users to do this. Wikis vary in how open they are. Some wikis, for example/for instance, allow anybody to edit content, while others only allow registered users to do this. More and more people read their news on the Internet. To take one example, over 18 million people visited the “New York Times” Web site in December. Online newspapers are now more popular than paper ones. The “Los Angeles Times”is a case in point. Its print circulation has fallen in recent years, while its Web site attracts millions of users every month.
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