ex·​em·​pli·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ig-ˌzem-plə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce exemplification (audio) \

Definition of exemplification

1a : the act or process of exemplifying
2 : an exemplified copy of a document

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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 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 Juan García Salazar, through grit and ingenuity, had become the living exemplification of the power of story and the force of oral history. Charles David Kleymeyer, Smithsonian, 14 June 2019 Samantha Bee is a national treasure and one of the only exemplifications women have of anger in this country. Tyler Mccarthy, Fox News, 1 June 2018 The behavior of the members of the VWO illustrates this, but a better exemplification can be found by taking the trolley to a different neighborhood of make-believe, one about 350 miles east of the Twin Cities, in Milwaukee. George Dohrmann, SI.com, 17 Jan. 2018 But for all Turandot's popularity, and for all Puccini's efforts to weave Chinese melodies into his score, the opera has always been a problematic exemplification of Western projections about the Far East. Robin Amer, Chicago Reader, 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of exemplification

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Exemplification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exemplification. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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