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  Definition of example
  1. a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"
  2. an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
  3. something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
  4. a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
  5. punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
  6. an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
Similar Words: exercise, illustration, instance, representative, exemplar, model, good example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson, case

 

Hyponyms: apology, excuse, exception, precedent, case in point, quintessence, sample, specimen, beauty, beaut, pacesetter, pacemaker, pattern, prodigy, lodestar, loadstar, prototype, paradigm, epitome, image, type specimen, holotype, microcosm, original, archetype, pilot, template, templet, guide, prefiguration, humiliation, mortification, piece, bit, time, clip

 

Derivational Morphology: exemplify, illustrate, instance, instantiate, represent, model, pattern

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: voorbeeld   Finnish: esimerkki  
French: exemple   German: Beispiel  
Greek: παράδειγμα   Hungarian: példa and példány  
Italian: esempio   Latin: exemplar and exemplum  
Latvian: piemērs   Polish: przykład  
Portuguese: exemplo   Russian: Пример  
Slovene: primer   Spanish: ejemplar and ejemplo  
Swedish: exempel  
 
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