Definition of exemplar in English:


Syllabification: ex·em·plar
Pronunciation: /igˈzemplər, -ˌplär


  • A person or thing serving as a typical example or excellent model: he became the leading exemplar of conservative philosophy
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    • Most exemplars implemented the integrated model of care and gained valuable experience of building local partnerships.
    • The political oblivion that encompassed the end of Billy Hughes' career remains a moral exemplar to any pollie who dares to go there.
    • Have we forgotten the moral exemplar set by Christ when he scourged the traders in the temple of Jerusalem?
    epitome, perfect example, paragon, ideal, exemplification, textbook example, embodiment, essence, quintessence; paradigm, model, role model, template


late Middle English: from Old French exemplaire, from late Latin exemplarium, from Latin exemplum 'sample, imitation' (see example).

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