- for example; for the sake of example; such as.
- 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.)