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UK [ɪɡˈzɑːmp(ə)l] / US [ɪɡˈzæmp(ə)l] noun [countable]
Word forms "example":
singular example plural examples
1) something that you mention in order to show the type of thing that you are talking about and to help to explain what you mean

Many sports are still dominated by men – football is an obvious example.

example of:

He gave several examples of how we could change things.


Collocations:
Adjectives frequently used with example
▪  classic, excellent, good, notable, obvious, outstanding, perfect, prime, shining, striking, typical Verbs frequently used with example as the object ▪  cite, give, provide, quote
2) [singular] a person or way of behaving that is considered as a model for other people to copy
set an example:

You should be setting an example for your little brother.

follow someone's example:

He followed his sister's example and demanded more money.

be an example to someone:

With his enthusiasm and determination, he's an example to the rest of the team.

3) a phrase or sentence in a dictionary that shows the way that a word is used. It usually follows the definition (= the explanation of the meaning).

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Example — Ex*am ple, n. [A later form for ensample, fr. L. exemplum, orig., what is taken out of a larger quantity, as a sample, from eximere to take out. See {Exempt}, and cf. {Ensample}, {Sample}.] 1. One or a portion taken to show the character or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • .example — est un domaine de premier niveau réservé. Un domaine de premier niveau réservé est un domaine de premier niveau qui n’est pas destiné à être utilisé dans le système de nom de domaine (Domain Name System) d’Internet, mais qui est réservé à un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • example — [eg zam′pəl, igzam′pəl; eg′zämpəl, igzämpəl] n. [ME < OFr example, essample < L exemplum, sample, example < eximere, to take out < ex , out + emere, to buy < IE base * em , to take > Lith imù] 1. something selected to show the… …   English World dictionary

  • .example — Введение 1999 Тип домена зарезервированный общий домен верхнего уровня Статус действующий Регистратор IANA Назначение для доменов, которые следует использовать в качестве при …   Википедия

  • example — ► NOUN 1) a thing characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule. 2) a person or thing regarded in terms of their fitness to be imitated. ● for example Cf. ↑for example ● make an example of Cf. ↑make an example of …   English terms dictionary

  • Example — may refer to:*Example (rapper), a British rapper *example.com and .example, domain names reserved for use in documentation as examples ee also*Exemplum, medieval collections of short stories to be told in sermons *Exemplar, a prototype or model… …   Wikipedia

  • example — UK US /ɪgˈzɑːmpl/ noun [C] ► something used to represent other things because it has all the main qualities or characteristics that they also have: as an example of how/what/why »Economists point to the auto industry as an example of how low… …   Financial and business terms

  • Example — Ex*am ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exampled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exampling}.] To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance. [Obs.] I may example my digression by some mighty precedent. Shak. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • example — late 14c., partial re Latinization of earlier essample, asaumple (mid 13c.), from O.Fr. essemple sample, model, example, precedent, cautionary tale, from L. exemplum a sample, lit. that which is taken out, from eximere take out, remove (see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • example — I noun archetype, case, case in point, demonstration, documentum, exemplar, exemplification, exemplum, exponent, guide, ideal, illustration, instance, metaphor, model, norm, paradigm, pattern, point of comparison, representation, representative,… …   Law dictionary

  • example — 1 sample, specimen, instance, case, illustration Contrasted words: anomaly, *paradox 2 *model, exemplar, pattern, ideal, standard, beau ideal, mirror Analogous words: *paragon, apotheosis Contrasted words: precept, rule, *law …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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