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

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His speech at Ajax's title ceremony in front of approximately a trillion people in Amsterdam was an exemplification of that. SI.com, "Matthijs de Ligt: Juventus' Signing of a Natural Born World-Shaker," 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, "Meet Juan García Salazar, the Man Who Championed Black Identity in Ecuador," 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, "Samantha Bee may have apologized but Kathy Griffin, Sally Field, other Hollywood liberals standing by her," 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, "Inside the Viking World Order, the Exclusive Club of Minnesota Vikings Superfans," 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, "Turandot isn’t just problematic—it’s complicated," 13 Dec. 2017 The annual Madison Square Garden event—at which dogs are judged for their agility, temperament, physique, and overall exemplification of their breed—has understandably been a longtime favorite for dog lovers. National Geographic, "Westminster's Newest Dog Breeds Strut Their Stuff," 15 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of exemplification

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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