Dictionary Results for example

1. example - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): illustration, instance, representative

Hypernym(s): information

2. example - noun

· a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"

Synonym(s): model

Hypernym(s): representation, mental_representation, internal_representation

3. example - noun

· something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"

Synonym(s): exemplar, model, good_example

Hypernym(s): ideal

4. example - noun

· punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"

Synonym(s): deterrent_example, lesson, object_lesson

Hypernym(s): admonition, monition, warning, word_of_advice

5. example - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): case, instance

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event

6. example - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): exercise

Hypernym(s): lesson

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