Definition of exemplar
: one that serves as a model or example: such asa : an ideal modelb : a typical or standard specimen an exemplar of medieval architecturec : a copy of a book or writingd : idea 1a
Examples of exemplar in a Sentence
cited Joan of Arc as the exemplar of courage
He is an exemplar of this new breed of politician.
Recent Examples of exemplar from the Web
Even operating outside the Paris accord, Mr. Trump insisted that the United States would be an environmental exemplar.
For most of his career, Noriega was an exemplar of a certain kind of American intervention in Latin America: The lawless, vicious leader whom the U.S. cultivated and propped up despite clear and serious flaws.
With multiple mental and developmental issues, Katelyn is viewed as a catalyst, a conundrum, an exemplar of how Idaho’s system fails the mentally ill.
But this apartment in the Montparnasse neighborhood of Paris is an above-and-beyond exemplar of hyper-efficient, micro-urban living.
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Origin and Etymology of exemplar
Middle English, from Latin, from exemplum example
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of exemplar
EXEMPLAR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of exemplar for English Language Learners
: an admired person or thing that is considered an example that deserves to be copied
: a typical example
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