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English definition of “example”

example

noun
 
 
/ɪɡˈzɑːmpl/
TYPICAL [C] A1 something that is typical of the group of things that you are talking about: This is a good example of medieval Chinese architecture.Samples and examples
for example A1 used to give an example of what you are talking about: Some people, students for example, can get cheaper tickets.Samples and examples
VERY GOOD [C] someone or something that is very good and should be copied: He is a very good example to the rest of the class.Samples and examples
set an example B2 to behave in a way that other people should copySamples and examplesBehaving, interacting and behaviour
(Definition of example from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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