exempli gratia

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ekˈsem.pliː ˈɡraː.ti.aː/, [ɛkˈs̠ɛm.plʲiː ˈɡraː.t̪i.aː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ekˈsem.pli ˈɡra.t͡si.a/, [ɛkˈsɛm.pli ˈɡraː.t͡si.a]

Etymology[edit]

See exemplum and grātia

Adverb[edit]

exemplī grātiā (not comparable)

  1. for the sake of an example, e.g., for example, for instance; used in introducing an example or non-exhaustive list of examples.
    • 1644, Renatus Cartesius, Principia philosophiae
      Adeo ut uidentes, exempli gratia, colorem, putauerimus nos uidere rem quandam extra nos positam, et plane similem ideae illi coloris, quam in nobis tunc experiebamur; idque ob consuetudinem ita iudicandi, tam clare et distincte uidere nobis uidebamur, ut pro certo et indubitato haberemus.