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case

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1 something that encloses another thing especially to protect it
  • Those binoculars come with their own case.
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2 a covered rectangular container for storing or transporting things
  • a handy little cosmetics case that matches the rest of her luggage
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instance, case, illustration, example, sample, specimen mean something that exhibits distinguishing characteristics in its category. instance applies to any individual person, act, or thing that may be offered to illustrate or explain.
    • an instance of history repeating itself
case is used to direct attention to a real or assumed occurrence or situation that is to be considered, studied, or dealt with.
    • a case of mistaken identity
illustration applies to an instance offered as a means of clarifying or illuminating a general statement.
    • a telling illustration of Murphy's Law
example applies to a typical, representative, or illustrative instance or case.
    • a typical example of bureaucratic waste
sample implies a part or unit taken at random from a larger whole and so presumed to be typical of its qualities.
    • show us a sample of your work
specimen applies to any example or sample whether representative or merely existent and available.
    • one of the finest specimens of the jeweler's art

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case

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1 an individual awaiting or under medical care and treatment
  • Her doctor wishes that all of his cases were as cooperative as she is.
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2 one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like
  • This is a perfect case of people jumping to the wrong conclusion before all the facts are known.
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case in point

3 something that actually exists
  • This has never been the case before.
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4 a statement given to explain a belief or act
  • You'll get a chance to make your case, but unless you're very convincing, your request will be denied.
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5 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder
  • a young boy suffering from a case of bronchitis
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6 something that might happen
  • It may be the case that the cause of the fire will forever remain a mystery.
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7 something that requires thought and skill for resolution
  • That's a tough case to solve.
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Synonym Discussion of case

instance, case, illustration, example, sample, specimen mean something that exhibits distinguishing characteristics in its category. instance applies to any individual person, act, or thing that may be offered to illustrate or explain.
    • an instance of history repeating itself
case is used to direct attention to a real or assumed occurrence or situation that is to be considered, studied, or dealt with.
    • a case of mistaken identity
illustration applies to an instance offered as a means of clarifying or illuminating a general statement.
    • a telling illustration of Murphy's Law
example applies to a typical, representative, or illustrative instance or case.
    • a typical example of bureaucratic waste
sample implies a part or unit taken at random from a larger whole and so presumed to be typical of its qualities.
    • show us a sample of your work
specimen applies to any example or sample whether representative or merely existent and available.
    • one of the finest specimens of the jeweler's art


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