example Definition

  • 1a thing characteristic of its kind or illustrating a general rule
  • 2a particular occurrence or case used to illustrate something

Using example: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "example" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The company set an example for others to follow.

  • Example

    Let me give you an example of what I mean.

  • Example

    She is a perfect example of a successful businesswoman.

  • Example

    The teacher provided several examples to help explain the concept.

example Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with example

  • used to introduce and provide an instance or instances of something previously mentioned or understood


    I like many types of music, for example, jazz, rock, and classical.

  • to behave in a way that others may emulate or follow


    As a leader, it's important to set a good example for your team.

  • follow someone's example

    to do something in the same way as someone else has done it before


    I decided to follow my father's example and become a doctor.

Origins of example

from Old French 'exemplaire', meaning 'model, pattern'


Summary: example in Brief

The term 'example' [ɪɡˈzæmpəl] refers to a thing that characterizes its kind or illustrates a general rule, or a particular occurrence used to illustrate something. It can be used in phrases like 'for example,' and 'set an example,' which means to behave in a way that others may emulate or follow. 'Example' is often used in academic contexts as a synonym for 'illustration' or 'demonstration.'

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