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Definition of "example" []

  • One that is representative of a group as a whole: the squirrel, an example of a rodent; introduced each new word with examples of its use. (noun)
  • One serving as a pattern of a specific kind: set a good example by arriving on time. (noun)
  • A similar case that constitutes a model or precedent: a unique episode, without example in maritime history. (noun)
  • A punishment given as a warning or deterrent. (noun)
  • One that has been given such a punishment: made an example of the offender. (noun)
  • A specimen or instance that is typical of the group or set of which it forms part; sample (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A person, action, thing, etc, that is worthy of imitation; pattern (noun)
  • A precedent, illustration of a principle, or model (noun)
  • A punishment or the recipient of a punishment serving or intended to serve as a warning (noun)
  • To present an example of; exemplify (verb)

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Use "example" in a sentence
  • "It is not the example which makes the adion good; but the goodnefs of the adion which gives force to the example*"
  • "* {@example alter_block_array. php} * @param string $blockname the blockname, for example 'loop'"
  • "接着在 slapd - d 1 启动了 OpenLDAP 后,再用命令 ldapadd - x - D "cn = jimbob, dc = example, dc = com" - w dirtysecret - f c: \example. ldif"