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example

noun (n)

  • an item of information that is typical of a class or group (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    This patient provides a typical example of the syndrome.
    There is an example on page 10.
    source: wordnet30
  • a representative form or pattern (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: model
    Example:
    I profited from his example.
    source: wordnet30
  • something to be imitated (noun.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • punishment intended as a warning to others (noun.communication)
    Example:
    They decided to make an example of him.
    source: wordnet30
  • an occurrence of something (noun.event)
    Synonym: case, instance
    Example:
    But there is always the famous example of the Smiths.
    source: wordnet30
  • a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding (noun.act)
    Synonym: exercise
    Example:
    You must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook.
    source: wordnet30
  • One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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