Definition of e.g. abbreviation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

e.g.

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BrE BrE//ˌiː ˈdʒiː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌiː ˈdʒiː//
 
 
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for example (from Latin exempli gratia) popular pets, e.g. cats and dogs Language Banke.g.Giving examples The website has a variety of interactive exercises (e.g. matching games, crosswords and quizzes). The website 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 websites now allow users to contribute information. A good example of this is the ‘wiki’, a type of website 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 14 million people now read the online version of ‘The Oxford Herald’. Online newspapers are now more popular than paper ones. ‘The Oxford Herald’ is a case in point. Its print circulation has fallen in recent years, while its website attracts millions of users every month. note at example language bank at addition, argue, evidence, illustrate Word Originfrom Latin exempli gratia ‘for the sake of example’.
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