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In the 19th century, when Muslims were looking at Europe as an example, they were independent; they were more self-confident. In the early 20th century, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the whole Middle East was colonized. And when you have colonization, what do you have? You have anti-colonization.
Mustafa Akyol

Meaning of "example" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EXAMPLE

From Old French, from Latin exemplum pattern, from eximere to take out, from ex-1 + emere to purchase.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EXAMPLE

example  [ɪɡˈzɑːmpəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EXAMPLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Example is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb example in English.

WHAT DOES EXAMPLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Example

An example is a chosen representation of a rule, recurring event or qualitative performance of a task. It is often abbreviated to e.g. Example may also refer to: ▪ Example, a British dance musician ▪ Example, Florida rock band For Squirrels' sole major-label album, released in 1995 ▪ example.com, example.net, example.org, example.edu and.example, domain names reserved for use in documentation as examples ▪ HMS Example, an Archer-class patrol and training vessel of the British Royal Navy ▪ The Example, a 1634 play by James Shirley ▪ The Example, a 2009 graphic novel by Tom Taylor and Colin Wilson...

Definition of example in the English dictionary

The first definition of example in the dictionary is a specimen or instance that is typical of the group or set of which it forms part; sample. Other definition of example is a person, action, thing, etc, that is worthy of imitation; pattern. Example is also a precedent, illustration of a principle, or model.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO EXAMPLE

PRESENT

Present
I example
you example
he/she/it examples
we example
you example
they example
Present continuous
I am exampling
you are exampling
he/she/it is exampling
we are exampling
you are exampling
they are exampling
Present perfect
I have exampled
you have exampled
he/she/it has exampled
we have exampled
you have exampled
they have exampled
Present perfect continuous
I have been exampling
you have been exampling
he/she/it has been exampling
we have been exampling
you have been exampling
they have been exampling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I exampled
you exampled
he/she/it exampled
we exampled
you exampled
they exampled
Past continuous
I was exampling
you were exampling
he/she/it was exampling
we were exampling
you were exampling
they were exampling
Past perfect
I had exampled
you had exampled
he/she/it had exampled
we had exampled
you had exampled
they had exampled
Past perfect continuous
I had been exampling
you had been exampling
he/she/it had been exampling
we had been exampling
you had been exampling
they had been exampling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will example
you will example
he/she/it will example
we will example
you will example
they will example
Future continuous
I will be exampling
you will be exampling
he/she/it will be exampling
we will be exampling
you will be exampling
they will be exampling
Future perfect
I will have exampled
you will have exampled
he/she/it will have exampled
we will have exampled
you will have exampled
they will have exampled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been exampling
you will have been exampling
he/she/it will have been exampling
we will have been exampling
you will have been exampling
they will have been exampling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would example
you would example
he/she/it would example
we would example
you would example
they would example
Conditional continuous
I would be exampling
you would be exampling
he/she/it would be exampling
we would be exampling
you would be exampling
they would be exampling
Conditional perfect
I would have example
you would have example
he/she/it would have example
we would have example
you would have example
they would have example
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been exampling
you would have been exampling
he/she/it would have been exampling
we would have been exampling
you would have been exampling
they would have been exampling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you example
we let´s example
you example
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to example
Past participle
exampled
Present Participle
exampling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EXAMPLE


ample
ˈæmpəl
counterexample
ˈkaʊntərɪɡˌzɑːmpəl
crimple
ˈkrɪmpəl
crumple
ˈkrʌmpəl
dimple
ˈdɪmpəl
ensample
ɛnˈsɑːmpəl
hippocampal
ˌhɪpəˈkæmpəl
kemple
ˈkempəl
pimple
ˈpɪmpəl
resample
riːˈsɑːmpəl
rimple
ˈrɪmpəl
rumple
ˈrʌmpəl
sample
ˈsɑːmpəl
semple
ˈsempəl
simple
ˈsɪmpəl
stemple
ˈstɛmpəl
subsample
ˈsʌbˌsɑːmpəl
temple
ˈtɛmpəl
trample
ˈtræmpəl
wimple
ˈwɪmpəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EXAMPLE

examinant
examinate
examination
examination board
examination for discovery
examination paper
examination room
examination script
examination-in-chief
examinational
examinations-in-chief
examinator
examine
examine-in-chief
examinee
examiner
examinership
examining board
examining magistrate
exanimate

WORDS THAT END LIKE EXAMPLE

A-sample
B-sample
bedimple
biased sample
blood sample
cample
dumple
fee simple
for example
free sample
frumple
Inner Temple
matched sample
Middle Temple
oversimple
random sample
scrumple
stratified sample
ultrasimple

Synonyms and antonyms of example in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «EXAMPLE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «example» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of example

Translation of «example» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EXAMPLE

Find out the translation of example to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of example from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «example» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

例子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ejemplo
570 millions of speakers

English

example
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उदाहरण
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِثَال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пример
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

exemplo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উদাহরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

exemple
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Contohnya
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beispiel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Conto
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ví dụ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உதாரணமாக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उदाहरण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

örnek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esempio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przykład
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приклад
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

exemplu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παράδειγμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

byvoorbeeld
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

exempel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

eksempel
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of example

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EXAMPLE»

The term «example» is very widely used and occupies the 1.538 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EXAMPLE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «example» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «example» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about example

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «EXAMPLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word example.
1
Mustafa Akyol
In the 19th century, when Muslims were looking at Europe as an example, they were independent; they were more self-confident. In the early 20th century, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the whole Middle East was colonized. And when you have colonization, what do you have? You have anti-colonization.
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Kim Alexis
I did not have a personal relationship with Jesus until I met my nanny, who helped me through a failing marriage and raising my two boys in a New York City apartment. She showed me by example what it was like to be able to talk to Jesus and bring all my cares and worries to Him. That was in 1990.
3
Alan Arkin
NI love watching science fiction because I feel like when it's done well, it's not just monsters, but philosophy. Really good science fiction like, '2001,' for example, or the first 'Matrix.' But it takes someone who's got a brain and thinks in order to do really good science fiction.
4
Fantasia Barrino
You've got to make it a good example for those kids regardless of how much you mess up.
5
Ned Beatty
I'm a perfect example of the grumpy, old man. I'm really good at it.
6
Tina Brown
The viral power of online media has proven how fast creative ideas can be spread and adopted, using tools like cellphones, digital cameras, micro-credit, mobile banking, Facebook, and Twitter. A perfect example? The way the Green Movement in Iran caught fire thanks to social media.
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Nolan Bushnell
I've always thought legal addictions are a great way to create a business. Starbucks is a wonderful example.
8
Javier Camara
The energy in a comedy is very serious. Somebody said comedy is a tragedy plus time. When you have a tragedy, for example, like this, like, 'We're going to die,' and you have time, like, five hours to die, it becomes a comedy.
9
Claude Debussy
There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
10
Nigel Dennis
I would never dream, for example, of going to The States to photograph your wildlife.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EXAMPLE»

Discover the use of example in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to example and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Test Driven Development: By Example
Write clean code that works with the help of this groundbreaking software method. Example-driven teaching is the basis of Beck's step-by-step instruction that will have readers using TDD to further their projects.
Kent Beck, 2003
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CUDA by Example: An Introduction to General-Purpose GPU ...
After a concise introduction to the CUDA platform and architecture, as well as a quick-start guide to CUDA C, the book details the techniques and trade-offs associated with each key CUDA feature.
Jason Sanders, Edward Kandrot, 2010
3
Numerical Recipes Example Book (C++)
Contains C++ source programs that exercise and demonstrate all of the subroutines, procedures, and functions in Numerical Recipes in C++.
William T. Vetterling, 2002
4
C*-algebras by Example
The variety of examples offered in this text expose the student to many of these connections. A graduate student with a solid course in functional analysis should be able to read this book.
Kenneth R. Davidson
5
PHP and MySQL by Example
With PHP and MySQL by Example, you can, too. And once you’ve become an expert, you’ll turn to this book constantly as your go-to source for reliable answers, solutions, and code.
Ellie Quigley, Marko Gargenta, 2006
6
Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer's Guide
Ron Cody clearly explains a programming technique and then illustrates it with one or more real-life examples, followed by a description of how the program works.
Ron Cody, 2007
7
Specification by Example: How Successful Teams Deliver the ...
Describes a method of effectively specifying, testing, and delivering software, covering such topics as documentation, process patterns, and automation, along with case studies from a variety of firms.
Gojko Adzic, 2011
8
Regression Analysis by Example
Praise for the Fourth Edition: "This book is . . . an excellent source of examples for regression analysis.
Samprit Chatterjee, Ali S. Hadi, 2013
9
Programming Game AI by Example
Provides an introduction to AI game techniques used in game programming.
Mat Buckland, 2005
10
PHP by Example
Learn PHP with real-world situations and examples.
Toby Butzon, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EXAMPLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term example is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses ACT light rail project as example of …
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has held up the ACT's light rail project as an example of how public transport should be funded through the Federal ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
2
Example is back with new single 'Whisky Story' to prove fatherhood …
"I want to put the fun and humour back into my music and when another artist heard it they said, 'I think this is the most Example-y Example ... «Digital Spy UK, Jul 15»
3
At Sherwood football camp, former Oregon players lead using Ducks …
... camp, former Oregon players lead using Ducks' uptempo example. 1 / 32 ... receiver knew to run upfield once hauling in a pass, for example. «OregonLive.com, Jul 15»
4
Hillary Clinton attack machine makes early example of Jeb Bush
Election Day 2016 may be nearly 500 days away, but the Democratic attack machine is giving an early demonstration of what Republicans can ... «MSNBC, Jul 15»
5
Viral video: Channing Tatum, Kanye West, Freddie Mercury and …
Viral video: Channing Tatum, Kanye West, Freddie Mercury and Example. Magic Mike actor busts some moves, Queen star knocks out the king ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
6
The Girl Scouts' inspiring example of moral courage
We are indebted to her for a recent inspiring example of moral courage. ... But the money raised is less impressive than the example set. «Baltimore Sun, Jul 15»
7
Wikipedia as Propaganda Not History — The MH17 Airline Crash as …
As an example: wikipedia's English-language article about the 17 July 2014 shoot-down of the MH17 Malaysian airliner is a shameless ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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Carlos Martinez is Another Example of St. Louis Cardinals' Depth
Carlos Martinez is a prime example of that fact. Martinez is in his third big league season, despite being just 23 years old. And in 2015, Martinez ... «RantSports, Jul 15»
9
DeAndre Jordan provides most extreme example of free agency trend
The drama that unfolded on Wednesday around free agent big man DeAndre Jordan, who had committed to the Mavericks, then rescinded that ... «SportingNews.com, Jul 15»
10
Two views | 'Textbook example of government overreach'
The Environmental Protection Agency has developed a textbook example of government overreach. It's a regulatory proposal called "Waters of ... «The Courier-Journal, Jul 15»

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