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alchemy an ancient exploration and practice of chemistry which flourished particularly during medieval times. Practitioners used chemical processes in the hope of, for example, producing gold from base metals, finding the key to eternal life, and uncovering a single cure for all disease. [1/2 definitions]
apotheosis a perfect or ideal example; epitome. [1/2 definitions]
as1 for example; for instance. [1/11 definitions]
a whale of a (informal) an exceptionally large or fine example of a (class of objects or persons).
beau ideal an example or model of perfection or excellence. [1/2 definitions]
beauty a remarkable or outstanding example. [1/4 definitions]
case1 an instance or example of something. [1/9 definitions]
chemistry the science that studies the structures, functions, transformations, and interactions of basic elements, as, for example, carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, and sodium, as well as complex substances that combine basic elements. [1/4 definitions]
colon1 a punctuation mark (:) indicating that what follows is a series, example, summation, elaboration, or the like. [1/2 definitions]
commentary something that serves as an example or illustration. [1/3 definitions]
compose a number In mathematics education, to add together different place values to make a complete number. For example, to compose the number 231, you would add the three place values that make up this number, a 200, a 30, and a 1.
decompose a number In mathematics education, to separate a number into its component place values. For example, to decompose the number 231 you would write "200+30+1".
dimorphism the existence of two forms of a species that differ in morphology as, for example, in sexual dimorphism of birds. [1/3 definitions]
e.g. abbreviation of "exempli gratia" (Latin); for example.
electrocautery the sealing of tissue by an instrument that uses an electric current to produce heat; used, for example, to stop bleeding.
epitome a person, thing, or action that represents the essence, or serves as the purest example, of some quality or type. [1/2 definitions]
epitomize to represent the essence of; be the purest example of. [1/2 definitions]
ex. abbreviation of "example," a particular instance or representative member of a class of things.
excuse (informal) an example of something (followed by "for" or "of" and used in statements of disapproval). [1/11 definitions]
exemplar a typical specimen; example. [1/4 definitions]
exemplary serving as a typical example. [1/4 definitions]