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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.


Synonymsmodel


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.


Synonymsexercise


Broader (hypernym)lesson









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