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example

 
Noun example has 6 senses
  1. example, illustration, instance, representative - 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"
    --1 is a kind of information
    --1 has particulars:
     apology, excuse; exception; precedent, case in point; quintessence; sample; specimen
    Derived forms: verb exemplify1, verb exemplify2
  2. model, example - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
    --2 is a kind of representation, mental representation, internal representation
    --2 has particulars:
     lodestar, loadstar; prototype, paradigm, epitome, image; type specimen, holotype; microcosm; original, archetype, pilot; template, templet, guide; prefiguration
    Derived forms: verb exemplify1, verb exemplify2
  3. exemplar, example, model, good example - something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
    --3 is a kind of ideal
    --3 has particulars:
     beauty, beaut; pacesetter, pacemaker; pattern; prodigy
    Derived form: verb exemplify2
  4. example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson - punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
    --4 is a kind of admonition, monition, warning, word of advice
  5. case, instance, example - 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"
    --5 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --5 has particulars:
     humiliation, mortification; piece, bit; time, clip
    Derived form: verb exemplify2
  6. exercise, example - 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"
    --6 is a kind of lesson
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