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spoken English32.79%written English67.21% conversational speech10.8%task-oriented speech89.2% imaginative writing7.27%informational writing92.73%
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Definition of the noun example

What does example mean as a name of something?

Example is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural: examples

  1. an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    • examples: this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome | there is an example on page 10
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of example: illustration / instance / representative
    • more generic word: information = knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction
    • more specific terms:
      • apology / excuse = a poor example
      • exception = an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization
      • case in point / precedent = an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
      • quintessence = the most typical example or representative of a type
      • sample = a small part of something intended as representative of the whole
      • specimen = an example regarded as typical of its class
  2. a representative form or pattern
  3. something to be imitated
  4. punishment intended as a warning to others
  5. an occurrence of something
  6. a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding
    • example: you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of example: exercise
    • more generic word: lesson = a task assigned for individual study

Alternative definition of the noun example


  1. Something that is representative of all such things in a group.
  2. Something that serves to illustrate or explain a rule.
  3. Something that serves as a pattern of behaviour to be imitated (a good example) or not to be imitated (a bad example).
  4. A person punished as a warning to others.
  5. A parallel or closely similar case, especially when serving as a precedent or model.
  6. An instance (as a problem to be solved) serving to illustrate the rule or precept or to act as an exercise in the application of the rule.

Definition of the verb example

What does example mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: exampled | exampling | examples

  1. To be illustrated or exemplified (by)


Who is Example?

Example: Elliot John Gleave, better known by his stage name Example, is an English singer, songwriter signed to Epic Records and Sony Music. His name arose due to his initials being E.G., which is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase exempli gratia.


"Example" is a 1995 album released by For Squirrels and produced by Nick Launay. It was For Squirrels's only major label release, as lead singer John Vigliatura and bassist Bill White died when the band's tour bus blew a tire and crashed less than a month before the album's release.


  1. Example a.k.a. @Example is the official Twitter page of the English rapper and singer-songwriter, Example.
  2. example: The name example is reserved by the Internet Engineering Task Force in RFC 2606 as a domain name that may not be installed as a top-level domain in the Domain Name System of the Internet.
    • also known as .example

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Example

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Google previewDental Radiography - E-Book (2013)

Principles and Techniques by Joen Iannucci, Laura Jansen Howerton

Foramen: An opening or hole in bone that permits the passage of nerves and blood vessels; an example is the mental foramen of the mandible (see Figure 27- 6). Maxillary sinus FIGURE 27-10 Maxillary sinus. (From Drake RL, et al: Gray's ...

Google previewMosby's Massage Therapy Review (2014)

by Sandy Fritz

An example is the metacarpals. • Cube-shaped bones (sometimes classified as short bones): These bones are predominantly cancellous, with a thin cortex of compact bone and no cavity. Examples are the wrist and ankle bones. • Sesamoid ...

Google previewChemosensors (2011)

Principles, Strategies, and Applications by Binghe Wang, Eric V. Anslyn

The first example is a radioligand MIP assay developed by Mosbach et al. to measure pharmaceutical concentrations in...

Drug Assay Using Antibody Mimics Made by Molecular Imprinting The first example is an MIP radioligand assay ...

Google previewNovel Process Windows (2014)

Innovative Gates to Intensified and Sustainable Chemical Processes by Volker Hessel, Dana Kralisch, Norbert Kockmann

Example is the use of supercritical CO2, nearcritical water, and CO2-expanded liquids, which in addition comprise nontoxic...

Example is a highly efficient family of catalysts to synthesize highperformance polymers from CO and CO2.

Google previewAlbright's Chemical Engineering Handbook (2008)

by Lyle Albright

An example is the removal of large lumps from fertilizer to improve its spreading characteristics. In fines removal, the opposite of scalping, a small percentage (< 10%) of fine material, which is considerably smaller than the average particle size, ...

Google previewHuman Services Management (2012)

Organizational Leadership in Social Work Practice by David Austin

An example is an AIDS services network. • A set of frequently interacting organizations with some formal...

An example is a county child welfare/protective services system. • A set of interacting organizations that have some network-level ...

Google previewDevOps for VMware Administrators (2015)

by Trevor A. Roberts Jr., Josh Atwell, Egle Sigler, Yvo van Doorn

An example is a cookbook describing nginx.

Google previewThe Astrology Book (2003)

The Encyclopedia of Heavenly Influences by James R Lewis

The first category is contingens naturalis sive facilis; an example is that of rain most often fol- lowing the gathering of clouds. The second category is per optacionem et difficilis; an example is that of the non-noble man seeking to become king.

Google previewDominated Operators (2000)

by A.G. Kusraev

The first example is the space of continuous functions on a quasiextremal compact space which assume possibly infinite values on a nowhere-dense set depending on a function (1.4.1, 1.4.2). This space is an order a-complete vector lattice ...

Google previewCritical Appraisal of Medical Literature (2000)

by David Marchevsky

An example is a study that looks into unemployment and smoking. The study design consists of selecting a sample that ...

Google previewGOD'S TRINITY DEMYSTIFIED (2014)

The Veil Covering It Is Finally Removed by ADEDEJI DAVID ADEOYE

Myfirst example is that we are born again of the Spirit of God (John 3:5, 8).

Google previewQuality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology (2010)

by Alan R. Spitzer, Dan Ellsbury

An example is that in a project focused on reducing BPD, the BPD rate is the primary outcome measure.

An example is that in a BPD reduction project, if the interventions planned included use of prophylactic surfactant and vitamin A, then ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1991)

Volume 48 - Supplement 11: Automated Archival Systems to University-Based Technology Transfer and 2000: Explanation: Example, and Expectations by Allen Kent

EXAMPLE,. AND. EXPECTATIONS. Introduction Traditional dependence upon simple diffusion of innovation to facilitate economic development has proved unpredictable and slow. Where economic progress and job creation is central, ...

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Usage statistics for the noun example:

spoken English32.79%written English67.21% conversational speech10.8%task-oriented speech89.2% imaginative writing7.27%informational writing92.73%

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Quotes about Example

To win the cause we all believe in, the spread of true democracy all over the world, we need to win by example, not just with speeches but by example; not just with military might but by gaining the respect of the world. (Barbara Boxer)
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Scrabble value of E1X8A1M3P3L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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