1. [ noun ] an occurrence of something
Synonyms: case example

"it was a case of bad judgment" "another instance occurred yesterday" "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

Related terms: happening time piece humiliation exemplify
2. [ noun ] a single item of information that is representative of a type
Synonyms: example illustration representative

"this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is a good example on page 10"

Related terms: information sample exception specimen precedent apology quintessence exemplify exemplify
3. [ verb ] clarify by giving an example of
Synonyms: illustrate exemplify
Related terms: elaborate case example model exemplification
Similar spelling:   instancy