English noun: example
|1.||example (cognition) an item of information that is typical of a class or group|
|Samples||This patient provides a typical example of the syndrome.|
There is an example on page 10.
|Synonyms||illustration, instance, representative|
|Narrower (hyponym)||apology, case in point, exception, excuse, precedent, quintessence, sample, specimen|
|2.||example (cognition) a representative form or pattern|
|Samples||I 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|
|Samples||An exemplar of success.|
A model of clarity.
He is the very model of a modern major general.
|Synonyms||exemplar, good example, model|
|Narrower (hyponym)||beaut, beauty, pacemaker, pacesetter, pattern, prodigy|
|4.||example (communication) punishment intended as a warning to others|
|Samples||They decided to make an example of him.|
|Synonyms||deterrent example, lesson, object lesson|
|Broader (hypernym)||admonition, monition, warning, word of advice|
|5.||example (event) an occurrence of something|
|Samples||It was a case of bad judgment.|
Another instance occurred yesterday.
But there is always the famous example of the Smiths.
|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|
|Samples||You must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook.|