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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.
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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