Variant of example
- something selected to show the nature or character of the rest; single part or unit used as a sample; typical instance
- a case, punishment, etc. that serves as a warning or caution: to fine a speeder as an example to others
- a person or thing to be imitated; model; pattern; precedent
- a problem, as in mathematics, designed to illustrate a principle or method
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French example, essample ; from Classical Latin exemplum, sample, example ; from eximere, to take out ; from ex-, out plush emere, to buy ; from Indo-European base an unverified form em-, to take from source Lithuanian imù
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