That which resembles or corresponds with something else; a precedent; a model.
An instance serving for illustration of a rule or precept, especially a problem to be solved, or a case to be determined, as an exercise in the application of the rules of any study or branch of science; as, in trigonometry and grammar, the principles and rules are illustrated by examples.
To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
Any fact, anecdote, reference, or the like used to illustrate an idea.
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"
An illustration of a larger issue, event, person, or object.
is an illustration of a general principle or thesis statement. Jennifer Cowan's "TV Me Alone," for instance, gives several different examples of public places where television can be found. Exposition