exemplar[eg zem′plər, -plär′; ig-]
- The definition of an exemplar is person or thing that is considered as a pattern to be copied.
- An example of an exemplar is a person that others try to imitate, such as Michael Jackson.
- An example of an exemplar is a copy of a manuscript.
- a person or thing regarded as worthy of imitation; model; pattern; archetype
- a typical specimen or example
- a copy of a book, pamphlet, etc.
Origin of exemplarMiddle English ; from Old French exemplaire ; from Late Latin exemplarium ; from Classical Latin exemplum, a pattern, example
- One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model. See Synonyms at ideal.
- One that is typical or representative; an example: an exemplar of poor research.
- A copy, as of a book.
Origin of exemplarMiddle English exemplere, from Late Latin exemplārium, from Latin exemplum, example; see example.
- Something fit to be imitated; see ideal and model.
- Something typical or representative of a class; see example.
- A pattern after which others should be made; see archetype.
- A well known usage of a scientific theory.
- A handwritten manuscript used by a scribe to make a handwritten copy; the original copy of what gets multiply reproduced in a copy machine.
- A copy of a book or writing.
(comparative more exemplar, superlative most exemplar)
- (obsolete) Exemplary.
exemplar - Legal Definition
A representative example of a type of object or thing. In criminal law, a physical sample, such as a fingerprint or hair, taken from the defendant for evidentiary purposes.