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Example appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Help Max, Enid, in example "H".
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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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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

Phrases with Example

  1. Make an Example of
  2. for example
  3. good example
  4. Proof by example
  5. deterrent example

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Example

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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 previewDental Radiography (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 previewBasic Orthopaedic Sciences (2006)

The Stanmore Guide by Manoj Ramachandran

An example is the atlanto-occipital joint as the fulcrum, with the weight of the head as the load and the counter-force being applied by the erector spinae muscles. An everyday example is the use of a pair of scissors. • Second-class lever: the ...

Google previewMultimedia Learning (2009)

by Richard E. Mayer

An example is a comparison of how two competing theories of learning view the role of the learner, the role of the teacher, and useful types of...

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 previewAn Introduction to the Law on Financial Investment (2012)

by Iain G MacNeil

An example is a bearer security that promises to pay the bearer on demand. Each security is a thing in its...

An example is the joint ownership of trust property by trustees (eg pension fund trustees or unit trust trustees). This type of ownership ...

Google previewHuman Work Interaction Design: Usability in Social, Cultural and Organizational Contexts (2010)

Second IFIP WG 13.6 Conference, HWID 2009, Pune, India, October 7-8, 2009, Revised Selected Papers by Dinesh Katre, Rikke Orngreen, Pradeep Yammiyavar, Torkil Clemmensen

An example is the car and the bicycle where the former is suitable for going to a far place or carrying heavy items and the latter is suitable for going to a near place or going through a narrow road. There are a few types of unacceptable ...

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 previewConflict of Laws and International Finance (2007)

by Philip R. Wood

An example is a set-off of a bank loan and bank deposit. Both claims must generally be liquidated...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

Example, a weak light, it is said to be shining; or when the lustre, 1°87Mineralog. “(SYSTEM OF ARRANGEMENT OF SIMPLE MINERALS. Minen- Genus III. Sronumnun. radiated iron-pyrites. 5. Fibrous distinct concretions are those in form of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition (2013)

Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age by Theresa Enos

Example The form of rhetorical invention that utilizes inductive reasoning. When one uses examples in argumentative discourse, one is arguing from particular instances to a general conclu-sion, or from known particulars to another unknown ...

Google previewFolens Dictionary (1999)

by Fred McDonald

You use the word exactly before a time or an amount, for example, to show that it is no more or no less than you say it is: It's exactly half past five. [Exactly comes from Latin.) exam noun exams An exam is an important test: ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition, (1994)

by Stuart Nagel

An example might include well-placed subsidies and tax breaks that would increase national productivity and thus increase the gross national product and income. Doing so would enable the tax revenue to the government to increase even if ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management and Encyclopedic Dictionaries, The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management Information Systems (1999)

by Gordon B. Davis, Gordon Bitter Davis

The telephone network is an example of a point-to- point network. Multi-point networks signal multiple nodes simultaneously .

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Usage statistics about example

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

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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