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noun 
  1. Something that is representative of all such things in a group.
  2. Something that serves to explain or illustrate a rule.
  3. Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
    • "Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then at least by my example, how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge" - Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
      1. A person punished as a warning to others.
      2. A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
      3. An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: voorbeeld(nl)
  • French: exemple(fr)m
  • German: Beispiel(de)n
  • Italian: esempio(it)m
  • Spanish: ejemplar(es)m
Etymology: From essample (French: exemple), from exemplum.


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