[ɪg'zɑːmp(ə)l;eg-] or [ɪg'zæmpl]
(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'.
(noun.) punishment intended as a warning to others; 'they decided to make an example of him'.
Edited by Juanita--From WordNet
(n.) One or a portion taken to show the character or quality of the whole; a sample; a specimen.
(n.) That which is to be followed or imitated as a model; a pattern or copy.
(n.) That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
(n.) That which is to be avoided; one selected for punishment and to serve as a warning; a warning.
(n.) An instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples.
(v. t.) To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. . Pattern, copy, model, archetype, prototype.. Precedent.. Instance, illustration, exemplification, case in point.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Sample, specimen, pattern, model, copy, illustration, in, stance, issue,development
ANT:Stock_material, substantial, law, rule, character, principle, system, quality,case
Inputed by Jenny
n. that which is taken as a specimen of the rest or as an illustration of the rule &c.: the person or thing to be imitated or avoided: a pattern: a warning: a former instance.—v.t. to exemplify: to instance.—n. Exam′plar a pattern model.—adj. Exam′plary serving for an example.
- For example, I said, can the same thing be at rest and in motion at the same time in the same part? Plato. The Republic.
- Mr Sampson murmured that this was the sort of thing you might expect from one who had ever in her own family been an example and never an outrage. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- As for society, he was carried every other day into the hall where the boys dined, and there sociably flogged as a public warning and example. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- The capital of a merchant, for example, is altogether a circulating capital. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- For example, if the sun's rays fall upon silver chloride, a chemical action immediately begins, and as a result we have two separate substances, chlorine and silver. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- A wife, for example, had no control over her own property; she was in her husband's hands. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- We have elaborate governmental mechanisms--like the tariff, for example, which we go on making more scientific year in, year out--having long since lost sight of their human purpose. Walter Lippmann. A Preface to Politics.
- For example, the pictograph for mouth combined with pictograph for vapour expressed words. H. G. Wells. The Outline of History_Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind.
- To-day, for example? Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- He has an example to set. Hemingway, Ernest. For Whom The Bell Tolls.
- But what is the example of Turks to Scripture Christians! Benjamin Franklin. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin.
- Could you determine, for example, solely from fingerprints whether the subject was Negro or Caucasian? Edgar Rice Burroughs. Tarzan of the Apes.
- Now, for example, Mr. Traddles,' said Mrs. Micawber, assuming a profound air, 'a judge, or even say a Chancellor. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- Let Cassilis and his brother be the first to be the example unto others. Walter Scott. Ivanhoe.
- Machines with fine metal card teeth are now largely used for this purpose, and of which the planetary napping machine of Ott, patent No. 344,981, July 6, 1886, is an example. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- What are known as the soda-pulp and the sulphite processes are examples of this. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- The coach-tax and plate tax are examples of the former method of imposing; the greater part of the other duties of excise and customs, of the latter. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- However, from the many examples of his scientific acumen I select one more.) Walter Libby. An Introduction to the History of Science.
- They are not examples to be followed by us; for the use of language ought in every generation to become clearer and clearer. Plato. The Republic.
- Fred thought it might be well to suggest these masculine examples to Mrs. Garth. George Eliot. Middlemarch.
- Happy people, who enjoy so many living examples of ancient virtue, and have masters ready to instruct them in the wisdom of all former ages! Jonathan Swift. Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
- We have given the pilgrims a good many examples that might benefit them, but it is virtue thrown away. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- Where the masters, however, really perform their duty, there are no examples, I believe, that the greater part of the students ever neglect theirs. Adam Smith. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
- The patents to Breul, No. 359,054, March 8, 1887, and No. 467,331, January 19, 1892, are good examples. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- The foregoing examples of ice machines give no idea of the great activity in this field of refrigeration in the Nineteenth Century. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Examples of the later of these three kinds of musical instruments may be found in the United States patents of Zimmermann in 1882, Tanaka, 1890, and Gally, 1879. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- Examples of Roman frescoes are found in Pompeii and other places. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- These examples from history and common experience are rich and curious; but we may find parallel ones in the arts, which are no less remarkable. David Hume. A Treatise of Human Nature.
- Recent examples of such construction are the Woolworth and Equitable buildings in New York City; in this last instance a thousand horse-power was used in digging the foundations alone. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Many striking examples of the power of explosives have been accidentally furnished of late, in the course of making munitions for the European war. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
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