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1. One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model. See Synonyms at ideal.
2. One that is typical or representative; an example: an exemplar of poor research.
3. A copy, as of a book.
[Middle English exemplere, from Late Latin exemplārium, from Latin exemplum, example; see example.]
1. a person or thing to be copied or imitated; model
2. a typical specimen or instance; example
3. (Library Science & Bibliography) a copy of a book or text on which further printings have been based
[C14: from Latin exemplarium model, from exemplum example]
ex•em•plar(ɪgˈzɛm plər, -plɑr)
1. a model or pattern to be copied or imitated.
2. a typical example or instance.
3. an original or archetype.
4. a copy of a book or text.
[1350–1400; Middle English exaumplere < Middle French examplaire < Latin exemplar=exempl(um) example]
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|Noun||1.||exemplar - 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"
1. model, example, standard, ideal, criterion, paradigm, epitome, paragon They viewed their new building as an exemplar of taste.