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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)

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.

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"