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Meaning of 'example' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Example [ n.]
- One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.
- That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
- That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
- That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
- An instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples.
2 . Example [ v. t.]
- To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.

Meaning of 'example' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . example [ n]
Meaning (1):
- something to be imitated
Example in sentence:
  • a model of clarity;
  • an exemplar of success;
  • he is the very model of a modern major general
Meaning (2):
- an occurrence of something
Example in sentence:
  • another instance occurred yesterday;
  • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths;
  • it was a case of bad judgment
Meaning (3):
- a representative form or pattern
Example in sentence:
  • I profited from his example
Meaning (4):
- an item of information that is typical of a class or group
Example in sentence:
  • there is an example on page 10;
  • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
Meaning (5):
- punishment intended as a warning to others
Example in sentence:
  • they decided to make an example of him
Meaning (6):
- a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding
Example in sentence:
  • you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook