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ex·am·ple

example

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zaem pl
phrases:
for example
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that shows what a group of things is like.
An apple is an example of a fruit.
synonyms:
case, instance, representative, specimen
similar words:
illustration, model, picture, sample, type
definition 2: a model that should be either copied or avoided.
His big brother set a good example by helping around the house.She set a bad example for her sister by driving too fast.
synonyms:
ideal, mode, role model, standard
similar words:
pattern, precedent, type
definition 3: a punishment meant to serve as a warning to others.
The teacher made an example of the lazy student by calling on him often.
similar words:
illustration, precedent
definition 4: a math problem used to show how similar math problems can be solved.
The examples on the blackboard really helped me to understand multiplication.
similar words:
illustration, sample
phrase: for example
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