Synonyms for exampleɪgˈzæm pəl, -ˈzɑm-
example, illustration, instance, representative(noun)
an item of information that is typical of a class or group
representative, congressman, object lesson, good example, instance, lesson, exemplar, case, example, voice, congresswoman, illustration, deterrent example, model, exemplification, interpreter, spokesperson, exercise
a representative form or pattern
role model, mannequin, theoretical account, fashion model, exercise, modeling, instance, lesson, manikin, exemplar, case, example, representative, illustration, poser, deterrent example, modelling, mannikin, model, good example, object lesson, framework, manakin, simulation
exemplar, example, model, good example(noun)
something to be imitated
representative, mannequin, illustration, simulation, modelling, instance, lesson, modeling, manikin, exemplar, fashion model, case, example, mannikin, role model, theoretical account, poser, deterrent example, model, good example, object lesson, framework, manakin, exercise
example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson(noun)
punishment intended as a warning to others
case, instance, example(noun)
an occurrence of something
deterrent example, type, font, instance, object lesson, pillow slip, case, eccentric, pillowcase, guinea pig, lesson, fount, casing, exemplar, character, event, subject, example, cause, good example, causa, representative, slip, compositor's case, caseful, grammatical case, face, showcase, illustration, exercise, vitrine, display case, sheath, typeface, typesetter's case, model, lawsuit, suit, shell
a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding
representative, physical exercise, usage, use, practice, deterrent example, instance, lesson, drill, practice session, utilisation, case, example, utilization, employment, illustration, exemplar, exercising, model, good example, object lesson, recitation, workout, physical exertion, exercise
example(noun)To be illustrated or exemplified (by)
example(noun)Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule.
example(noun)Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
example(noun)A person punished as a warning to others.
example(noun)A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
example(noun)An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
From its original sense of sample or specimen (Latin exemplum) example derives the seemingly contradictory meanings, on the one hand of a pattern or model, and on the other hand of a warning — a sample or specimen of what is to be followed, or of what is to be shunned. An example, however, may be more than a sample or specimen of any class; it may be the very archetype or prototype to which the whole class must conform, as when Christ is spoken of as being an example or leaving an example for his disciples. Example comes nearer to the possible freedom of the model than to the necessary exactness of the pattern; often we can not, in a given case, exactly imitate the best example, but only adapt its teachings to altered circumstances. In its application to a person or thing, exemplar can scarcely be distinguished from example; but example is most frequently used for an act, or course of action, for which exemplar is not used; as, one sets a good (or a bad) example. An exemplification is an illustrative working out in action of a principle or law, without any reference to its being copied or repeated; an example guides, an exemplification illustrates or explains. Ensample is the same as example, but is practically obsolete outside of Scriptural or theological language. Compare MODEL; SAMPLE.
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