exempli gratia

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See exemplum and grātia

Adverb[edit]

exemplī grātiā

  1. for the sake of an example, e.g., for example; 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.