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English noun: example

1. example (cognition) an item of information that is typical of a class or group

SamplesThis patient provides a typical example of the syndrome.
There is an example on page 10.

Synonymsillustration, instance, representative

Broader (hypernym)information

Narrower (hyponym)apology, case in point, exception, excuse, precedent, quintessence, sample, specimen

2. example (cognition) a representative form or pattern

SamplesI profited from his example.


Broader (hypernym)internal representation, mental representation, representation

Narrower (hyponym)archetype, epitome, guide, holotype, image, loadstar, lodestar, microcosm, original, paradigm, pilot, prefiguration, prototype, template, templet, type specimen

3. example (cognition) something to be imitated

SamplesAn exemplar of success.
A model of clarity.
He is the very model of a modern major general.

Synonymsexemplar, good example, model

Broader (hypernym)ideal

Narrower (hyponym)beaut, beauty, pacemaker, pacesetter, pattern, prodigy

4. example (communication) punishment intended as a warning to others

SamplesThey decided to make an example of him.

Synonymsdeterrent example, lesson, object lesson

Broader (hypernym)admonition, monition, warning, word of advice

5. example (event) an occurrence of something

SamplesIt was a case of bad judgment.
Another instance occurred yesterday.
But there is always the famous example of the Smiths.

Synonymscase, instance

Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Narrower (hyponym)bit, clip, humiliation, mortification, piece, time

6. example (act) a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding

SamplesYou must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook.


Broader (hypernym)lesson

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