[ noun ] a single item of information that is representative of a type
"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is a good example on page 10"
Used in print(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
From the wealth of material and the wide variety of different electronic techniques perfected in the past few years we have selected a_few examples which appear to be headed for use in the immediate future and which offer completely new tools in medical research .(Kenneth Allsop, The Bootleggers and Their Era...)
In the past year there had been too many examples of his euphoric self-confidence and self_aggrandisement for their liking .
A further example of the incompatible difference in personalities was when two policemen held_up a Torrio beer convoy on a West_Side street and demanded $ 300 to let it through .(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
The battle of the Naktong_River is just one example of how the battle_cry and the spirit of The Fighting_Seventh have paid_off .(Tom F. Driver, "Beckett by the Madeleine,"...)
Beckett 's own work is an example .
[ noun ] a representative form or pattern
"I profited from his example"
Used in print(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
For the family is the simplest example of just such a unit , composed of people , which gives us both some immunity from , and a way of dealing with , other people .
This understanding provides a very simple example of the fact that one can eliminate fear without instituting any controls .
This almost trivial example is nevertheless suggestive , for there are some elements in_common between the antique fear that the days would get shorter and shorter and our present fear of war .
Perhaps the most illuminating example of the reduction of fear through understanding is derived from our increased knowledge of the nature of disease .(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
A number of semiempirical estimates by various workers lead to the conclusion that the **f bond becomes symmetric when the **f bond length is about 2.4 to 2.5 A , but aside from the possible example of nickel dimethylglyoxime there have been no convincing reports of symmetric **f bonds .
[ noun ] something to be imitated
"an exemplar of success" "a model of clarity" "he is the very model of a modern major general"
Used in print(The Providence Journal...)
There is a fine second act , as an example , one in which Samuel_Groom , as Dillon , has an opportunity to blaze_away in one impassioned passage after another .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
Constitutional government , popular vote , trial by jury , public education , labor_unions , cooperatives , communes , socialized ownership , world_courts , and the veto power in world_councils are but a_few examples .
[ noun ] punishment intended as a warning to others
"they decided to make an example of him"
Used in print(John Michael Ray, "Rhode Island's Reactions...)
J._Wheaton_Smith , editor of the Warren_Telegraph stated that `` the ends of justice must be satisfied , a solitary example must be set , in_order_that all those misnamed philantropists [ sic ] , who , actuated by a blind zeal , dare to instigate riot , treason , and murder , may heed it and shape their future course accordingly '' .