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Definition 1: a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding - [noun denoting act]

Samples where example or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook

Synonyms for example in the sense of this definition

(example is a kind of ...) a task assigned for individual study

"he did the lesson for today"

Definition 2: an item of information that is typical of a class or group - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where example or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
  • there is an example on page 10

Synonyms for example in the sense of this definition

(example is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of example ) a poor example

"it was an apology for a meal" "a poor excuse for an automobile"

(... is a kind of example ) 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"

(... is a kind of example ) an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

(... is a kind of example ) the most typical example or representative of a type

(... is a kind of example ) a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

(... is a kind of example ) an example regarded as typical of its class

Definition 3: something to be imitated - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where example or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an exemplar of success
  • a model of clarity
  • he is the very model of a modern major general

Synonyms for example in the sense of this definition

(example is a kind of ...) the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain

(... is a kind of example ) an outstanding example of its kind

"his roses were beauties" "when I make a mistake it's a beaut"

(... is a kind of example ) a leading instance in its field

"the new policy will be a pacesetter in community relations"

(... is a kind of example ) a model considered worthy of imitation

"the American constitution has provided a pattern for many republics"

(... is a kind of example ) an impressive or wonderful example of a particular quality

"the Marines are expected to perform prodigies of valor"

Definition 4: a representative form or pattern - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where example or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I profited from his example

Synonyms for example in the sense of this definition

(example is a kind of ...) a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image

(... is a kind of example ) something that serves as a model or guide

(... is a kind of example ) a standard or typical example

"he is the prototype of good breeding" "he provided America with an image of the good father"

(... is a kind of example ) the original specimen from which the description of a new species is made

(... is a kind of example ) a miniature model of something

(... is a kind of example ) something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

"this painting is a copy of the original"

(... is a kind of example ) a model or standard for making comparisons

(... is a kind of example ) an example that prefigures or foreshadows what is to come

Definition 5: punishment intended as a warning to others - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where example or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they decided to make an example of him

Synonyms for example in the sense of this definition

(example is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 6: an occurrence of something - [noun denoting event]

Samples where example or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a case of bad judgment
  • another instance occurred yesterday
  • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths

Synonyms for example in the sense of this definition

(example is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of example ) an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

"he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

(... is a kind of example ) an instance of some kind

"it was a nice piece of work" "he had a bit of good luck"

(... is a kind of example ) an instance or single occasion for some event

"this time he succeeded" "he called four times" "he could do ten at a clip"

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