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ex·am·ple

example

 
 
pronunciation:
ihg zaem pl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a particular instance or representative member of a class of things.
An apple is an example of a fruit.
synonyms:
case, exemplar, instance, paradigm, representative, specimen
similar words:
illustration, model, picture, sample, type
definition 2: a model or standard of something to be either imitated or avoided.
His big brother tried to set a good example.
synonyms:
archetype, exemplar, ideal, mode, paragon, prototype, role model, standard
similar words:
beau ideal, bench mark, lead, lesson, norm, object lesson, paradigm, pattern, precedent, type, warning
definition 3: a punishment, or a recipient of a punishment, meant to serve as a warning to others.
synonyms:
lesson
similar words:
illustration, object lesson, precedent
definition 4: a mathematical problem used for illustration.
similar words:
illustration, paradigm, sample
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