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example

noun [C] (TYPICAL CASE)    /ɪɡˈzɑːm.pl̩/ US  /-ˈzæm-/
A1 something that is typical of the group of things that it is a member of: Could you give me an example of the improvements you have mentioned? This painting is a marvellous example of her work. → See also exemplifySamples and examples A1 a way of helping someone to understand something by showing them how it is used: Study the examples first of all, then attempt the exercises on the next page.Samples and examples for example A1 used when giving an example of the type of thing you mean: Offices can easily become more environmentally-friendly by, for example, using recycled paper.Samples and examples
(Definition of example noun (TYPICAL CASE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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