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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 copy Samples and examplesBehaving, interacting and behaviour
(Definition of example noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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