What is Example?

Example definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
one of a number of things, or a part of something, taken to show the character of the whole: This painting is an example of his early work.
a pattern or model, as of something to be imitated or avoided: to set a good example.
an instance serving for illustration; specimen: The case histories gave carefully detailed examples of this disease.
an instance illustrating a rule or method, as a mathematical problem proposed for solution.
an instance, especially of punishment, serving as a warning to others: Public executions were meant to be examples to the populace.

a precedent; parallel case: an action without example.

verb (used with object), ex