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example/ɪgˈzæmpəl/noun
pluralexamples
example
/ɪgˈzæmpəl/
noun
pluralexamples
Learner's definition of EXAMPLE  
: a person or way of behaving that is seen as a model that should be followed
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: someone or something that is mentioned to help explain what you are saying or to show that a general statement is true
   b  : something or someone chosen from a group in order to show what the whole group is like
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: a phrase or sentence that shows how a word is used
   b  : something (such as a problem that a student has to solve) that is used to teach how a rule or process works

for example

— used when you are mentioning a specific person or thing that helps to explain what you are saying or to show that a general statement is true

make an example of

◊ If you make an example of a person who has done something wrong, you punish that person as a way of warning other people not to do the same thing.
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