object lesson

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noun ob·ject lesson \ˈäb-jikt-, -(ˌ)jekt-\

Definition of object lesson

  1. :  something that serves as a practical example of a principle or abstract idea

Examples of object lesson in a sentence

  1. His life story is an object lesson in how not to run a business.

1831

First Known Use of object lesson

1831


OBJECT LESSON Defined for English Language Learners

object lesson

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noun ob·ject lesson \ˈäb-jikt-, -(ˌ)jekt-\

Definition of object lesson for English Language Learners

  • : an example from real life that teaches a lesson or explains something


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