[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] something to be imitated; "an exemplar of success"; "a model of clarity"; "he is the very model of a modern major general"
[n] a representative form or pattern; "I profited from his example"
[n] punishment intended as a warning to others; "they decided to make an example of him"
[n] 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"