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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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