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example

noun [C]  /ɪɡˈzæm·pəl/ us  

example noun [C] (TYPICAL CASE)

something that is typical of the group that it is a member of or that can be used to represent it: Let me give you an example of what I mean. For example (= as a particular case showing a more general situation), some states allow one adult to care for as many as 12 infants.

example noun [C] (BEHAVIOR)

a person or a person’s behavior when considered as suitable to copy: We want our teachers to set a good example. They followed the example of their father, who also played basketball in college.

example noun [C] (PUNISHMENT)

(a person who receives) a punishment that is intended to warn others against doing the thing that is being punished: The judge made an example of him and sentenced him to prison.
Translations of “example”
in Korean 예…
in Arabic مِثال…
in French spécimen, exemple (de), exemple (pour)…
in Turkish örnek, misal, numune…
in Italian esempio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 典型事例, 典型, 範例…
in Russian пример, образец…
in Polish przykład…
in Spanish ejemplo…
in Portuguese exemplo…
in German das Beispiel, das Vorbild, die Warnung…
in Catalan exemple…
in Japanese 例…
in Chinese (Simplified) 典型事例, 典型, 范例…
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