Definition of Example

1. Noun. An item of information that is typical of a class or group. "There is an example on page 10"




2. Noun. A representative form or pattern. "I profited from his example"

3. Noun. Something to be imitated. "He is the very model of a modern major general"
Exact synonyms: Exemplar, Good Example, Model
Generic synonyms: Ideal
Specialized synonyms: Beaut, Beauty, Pacemaker, Pacesetter, Pattern, Prodigy
Derivative terms: Exemplary, Exemplify, Exemplary

4. Noun. Punishment intended as a warning to others. "They decided to make an example of him"
Exact synonyms: Deterrent Example, Lesson, Object Lesson
Generic synonyms: Admonition, Monition, Warning, Word Of Advice
Derivative terms: Exemplary

5. Noun. An occurrence of something. "But there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
Exact synonyms: Case, Instance
Generic synonyms: Happening, Natural Event, Occurrence, Occurrent
Specialized synonyms: Humiliation, Mortification, Bit, Piece, Clip, Time
Derivative terms: Exemplify, Instantiate, Instantiate

6. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Exercise
Generic synonyms: Lesson

Definition of Example

1. n. One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.

2. v. t. To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.

Definition of Example

1. Noun. Something that is representative of all such things in a group. ¹

2. Noun. Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule. ¹

3. Noun. Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example). ¹

4. Noun. A person punished as a warning to others. ¹

5. Noun. A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model. ¹

6. Noun. An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule. ¹

7. Verb. To be illustrated or exemplified (by) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Example

1. to show by representation [v -PLED, -PLING, -PLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Example

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Literary usage of Example

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"This example serves to show how even superficial study of a single experience ... Furthermore, the example is a fortunate one with which to demonstrate the ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1804)
"The general state and revolutions of France, a name example which was ... by the particular example of a province, a diocese, or a senatorial family. ..."

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