Associations to the word «Example»


EXAMPLE, noun. Something that is representative of all such things in a group.
EXAMPLE, noun. Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule.
EXAMPLE, noun. Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
EXAMPLE, noun. A person punished as a warning to others.
EXAMPLE, noun. A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
EXAMPLE, noun. 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.
EXAMPLE, verb. To be illustrated or exemplified (by).

Dictionary definition

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".
EXAMPLE, noun. A representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example".
EXAMPLE, noun. Something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general".
EXAMPLE, noun. Punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him".
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".
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".

Wise words

Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes