exempli gratia

adverb
ex·​em·​pli gra·​tia | \ ig-ˌzem-(ˌ)plē-ˈgrä-tē-ˌä How to pronounce exempli gratia (audio) , -ˈgrā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce exempli gratia (audio) \

Definition of exempli gratia

: for example

First Known Use of exempli gratia

1591, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exempli gratia

Latin

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