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English definition of “example”

example

noun [C]     /ɪɡˈzɑːmpl/
something used to represent other things because it has all the main qualities or characteristics that they also have: as an example of how/what/why Economists point to the auto industry as an example of how low consumer spending is hurting the economy . Example cover letters and sample resumés can be downloaded for free by registered job seekers .
(Definition of example noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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