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ex·am·ple  (ĭg-zăm′pəl)
n.
1. One that is representative of a group as a whole: the squirrel, an example of a rodent; introduced each new word with examples of its use.
2. One serving as a pattern of a specific kind: set a good example by arriving on time.
3. A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent: a unique episode, without example in maritime history.
4.
a. A punishment given as a warning or deterrent.
b. One that has been given such a punishment: made an example of the offender.
5. A problem or exercise used to illustrate a principle or method.
Idiom:
for example
As an illustrative instance: Wear something simple; for example, a skirt and blouse.

[Middle English, from Old French example, essaumple, from Latin exemplum, from eximere, to take out : ex-, ex- + emere, to take; see em- in Indo-European roots.]
Synonyms: example, instance, case1, illustration, sample, specimen
These nouns refer to what is representative of or serves to explain a larger group or class. An example is a typically representative part that demonstrates the character of the whole: "Of the despotism to which unrestrained military power leads we have plenty of examples from Alexander to Mao" (Samuel Eliot Morison).
An instance is an example that is cited to prove or to illustrate a point: an instance of flagrant corruption.
A case is an action, an occurrence, or a condition that relates specifically to something being discussed, decided, or treated: a typical case of child neglect.
An illustration clarifies or explains: provided an illustration of the word in context.
A sample is an actual part of something larger, presented as evidence of the quality or nature of the whole: gave us a sample of her temper.
Specimen often denotes an individual, representative member of a group or class: This poem is a fair specimen of her work. See Also Synonyms at ideal.

example (ɪɡˈzɑːmpəl)
n
1. a specimen or instance that is typical of the group or set of which it forms part; sample
2. a person, action, thing, etc, that is worthy of imitation; pattern: you must set an example to the younger children.
3. a precedent, illustration of a principle, or model: an example in a maths book.
4. a punishment or the recipient of a punishment serving or intended to serve as a warning: the headmaster made an example of him.
5. for example as an illustration; for instance
vb
6. (tr; now usually passive) to present an example of; exemplify
[C14: from Old French, from Latin exemplum pattern, from eximere to take out, from ex-1 + emere to purchase]

ex•am•ple (ɪgˈzæm pəl, -ˈzɑm-)

n., v. -pled, -pling. n.
1. one of a number of things, or a part of something, taken to show the character of the whole.
2. a pattern or model, as of something to be imitated or avoided: to set a good example.
3. an instance serving for illustration; specimen.
4. an instance illustrating a rule or method, as a mathematical problem proposed for solution.
5. an instance, esp. of punishment, serving as a warning to others.
6. a precedent; parallel case: an action without example.
v.t.
7. to give or be an example of; exemplify (used in the passive).
[1350–1400; Middle English exa(u)mple < Middle French example < Latin exemplum, akin to eximere to take out; see exempt]

Example of masters: a company of masters—Bk. of St. Albans, 1486.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.example - an item of information that is typical of a class or groupexample - an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
information - knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
apology, excuse - a poor example; "it was an apology for a meal"; "a poor excuse for an automobile"
exception - an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization; "all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child"; "an exception tests the rule"
case in point, precedent - an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
quintessence - the most typical example or representative of a type
sample - a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
specimen - an example regarded as typical of its class
2.example - a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
internal representation, mental representation, representation - a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image
loadstar, lodestar - something that serves as a model or guide
epitome, prototype, paradigm, image - a standard or typical example; "he is the prototype of good breeding"; "he provided America with an image of the good father"
holotype, type specimen - the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made
microcosm - a miniature model of something
archetype, original, pilot - something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies; "this painting is a copy of the original"
template, templet, guide - a model or standard for making comparisons
prefiguration - an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come
3.example - something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
ideal - the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain
beaut, beauty - an outstanding example of its kind; "his roses were beauties"; "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"
pacemaker, pacesetter - a leading instance in its field; "the new policy will be a pacesetter in community relations"
pattern - a model considered worthy of imitation; "the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"
prodigy - an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality; "the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"
4.example - punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
admonition, word of advice, monition, warning - cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches"
5.example - an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent - an event that happens
humiliation, mortification - an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another"
bit, piece - an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
time, clip - an instance or single occasion for some event; "this time he succeeded"; "he called four times"; "he could do ten at a clip"
6.example - a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook"
lesson - a task assigned for individual study; "he did the lesson for today"

example
noun
1. instance, specimen, case, sample, illustration, case in point, particular case, particular instance, typical case, exemplification, representative case, xample (S.M.S.) examples of sexism and racism in the police force
2. illustration, model, ideal, standard, norm, precedent, pattern, prototype, paradigm, archetype, paragon, exemplar, xample (S.M.S.) This piece is a perfect example of symphonic construction.
3. warning, lesson, caution, deterrent, admonition, xample (S.M.S.) We were punished as an example to others.
for example as an illustration, like, such as, for instance, to illustrate, by way of illustration, exempli gratia (Latin), e.g., to cite an instance You could, for example, walk instead of taking the car.
Proverbs
"Practise what you preach"
Translations
example [ɪgˈzɑːmpl] N (gen) → ejemplo m; (= copy, specimen) → ejemplar m
for examplepor ejemplo
to quote sth/sb as an examplecitar algo/a algn como ejemplo
to follow sb's exampleseguir el ejemplo de algn
to set a good/bad exampledar buen/mal ejemplo
to make an example of sb/punish sb as an exampledar a algn un castigo ejemplar

example [ɪgˈzɑːmpəl] n
(= illustration) → exemple m
to give an example of sth → donner un exemple de qch
for example → par exemple
(= model of behaviour) → exemple m, modèle m
He is an example to us all → Il est un exemple pour nous tous.
to set an example → donner l'exemple
to set a good example → donner le bon exemple
to set a bad example → donner le mauvais exemple
to follow sb's example → suivre l'exemple de qn
(= case) → exemple m, cas m
an example of sth → un exemple de qch
(= specimen) → exemple m, spécimen m
This is an example of his work → Voici un exemple de son travail., Voici un spécimen de son travail.
to make an example of sb → faire un exemple en punissant qn

example
nBeispiel nt; for examplezum Beispiel; to set a good/bad exampleein gutes/schlechtes Beispiel geben, mit gutem/schlechtem Beispiel vorangehen; his conduct should be an example to ussein Verhalten sollte uns ein Beispiel sein; a leader who is an example to his menein Führer, der seinen Männern als Beispiel dient or mit leuchtendem Beispiel vorangeht; to follow somebody’s examplejds Beispiel folgen; to take something as an examplesich (dat)an etw ein Beispiel nehmen; to make an example of somebodyan jdm ein Exempel statuieren; to punish somebody as an example to othersjdn exemplarisch bestrafen

example [ɪgˈzɑːmpl] n (gen) → esempio; (person) → esempio, modello; (copy) → esemplare m
for example → ad or per esempio
to quote sth/sb as an example → portare qc/qn come esempio
to set a good/bad example → dare il buon/cattivo esempio
to make an example of sb → dare l'esempio (punendo qn)
to punish sb as an example → punire qn per dare l'esempio

example (igˈzaːmpl) noun
1. something that represents other things of the same kind; a specimen. an example of his handwriting.
2. something that shows clearly or illustrates a fact etc. Can you give me an example of how this word is used?
3. a person or thing that is a pattern to be copied. She was an example to the rest of the class.
4. a warning to be heeded. Let this be an example to you, and never do it again!
for example (often abbreviated to eg ) (iːˈdʒiː)
for instance; as an example. Several European countries have no sea-coast – for example, Switzerland and Austria.
make an example of
to punish as a warning to others. The judge decided to make an example of the young thief and sent him to prison for five years.
set (someone) an example
to act in such a way that other people will copy one's behaviour. Teachers must set a good example to their pupils.

example مِثَال příklad eksempel Beispiel παράδειγμα ejemplo esimerkki exemple primjer esempio voorbeeld eksempel przykład exemplo пример exempel ตัวอย่าง örnek ví dụ 例子
example
n.  ejemplo, muestra.


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But even as expounded by its author it does not explain, and in truth is incompatible with some incidents of, the occurrences related in these memoranda: for example, the sound of Charles Ashmore's voice.
"Take the example which we have now in view," pursued Sir Patrick--"the example of an average young gentleman of our time, blest with every advantage that physical cultivation can bestow on him.
With those words, the young lady followed her sister's example by seating herself on a hall chair and looking aimlessly out through the open house door.
 
 
 
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