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Dictionary definition for: Example

1. (n) an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is an example on page 10"

2. (n) a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"

3. (n) something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success" "a model of clarity" "he is the very model of a modern major general"

4. (n) punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"

5. (n) 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"

6. (n) 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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