Meaning of example

Definition of 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"
a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
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"
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"

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