Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun example

6 senses of example

Sense 1
example, illustration, instance, representative -- (an item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10")
       => information -- (knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction)

Sense 2
model, example -- (a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example")
       => representation, mental representation, internal representation -- (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

Sense 3
exemplar, example, model, good example -- (something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general")
       => ideal -- (the idea of something that is perfect; something that one hopes to attain)

Sense 4
example, deterrent example, lesson, object lesson -- (punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him")
       => admonition, monition, warning, word of advice -- (cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness); "a letter of admonition about the dangers of immorality"; "the warning was to beware of surprises"; "his final word of advice was not to play with matches")

Sense 5
case, instance, example -- (an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 6
exercise, example -- (a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding; "you must work the examples at the end of each chapter in the textbook")
       => lesson -- (a task assigned for individual study; "he did the lesson for today")

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