ex·​em·​pli·​fi·​ca·​tion ig-ˌzem-plə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce exemplification (audio)
: the act or process of exemplifying
: an exemplified copy of a document

Examples of exemplification in a Sentence

a futile war that is now regarded as the exemplification of national naïveté and arrogance
Recent Examples on the Web The beauty of The Brothers Sun lies in its exemplification of the power of specificity and nuance — not only in relation to place, but culture, too. Evan Nicole Brown, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Jan. 2024 And in the ultimate exemplification of how an endless stream of content begets pernicious bunkum, John McPhail’s Dear David is arguably the most brainless release of the year. Nicholas Bell, SPIN, 5 Dec. 2023 The swift backlash from the food industry is a clear exemplification of the challenges the FDA has faced trying to more closely regulate nutrition in the United States. Nicholas Florko, STAT, 21 Feb. 2023 The Kvadrat/Simons Shaker Collection has been created in 4 colors with the key design concept being the exemplification of a sense a of singularity and uniformity–the system is one system, on color, and one textile. Rebecca Suhrawardi, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 Now, this divorce is poised to become the most powerful exemplification of big philanthropy intersecting with a very personal life moment. Danielle Stein Chizzik, Town & Country, 5 May 2021 That includes exemplification of the development of Milwaukee's cultural, economic, social or historic heritage. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2020 Sunday’s game was an exemplification of a teacher versus student. Tyler Dragon, Cincinnati.com, 10 Nov. 2019 His speech at Ajax's title ceremony in front of approximately a trillion people in Amsterdam was an exemplification of that. SI.com, 17 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of exemplification was in the 15th century

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“Exemplification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exemplification. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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