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Noun: example  ig'zãm-pul
  1. An item of information that is typical of a class or group
    "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10";
    - illustration, instance, representative, exemplum
  2. A representative form or pattern
    "I profited from his example";
    - model
  3. Something to be imitated
    "an example of success";
    - exemplar, model, good example
  4. Punishment intended as a warning to others
    "they decided to make an example of him";
    - deterrent example, lesson, object lesson
  5. An occurrence of something
    "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths";
    - case, instance
  6. 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";
    - exercise
Verb: example  ig'zãm-pul
Usage: rare
  1. Clarify by giving an example of
    - exemplify, illustrate, instance

Derived forms: examples, exampled, exampling

Type of: admonition, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, happening, ideal, information, internal representation, lesson, lucubrate [archaic], mental representation, monition, natural event, occurrence, occurrent, representation, warning, word of advice

Encyclopedia: Example