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Meaning of exemplar

ex•em•plar

Pronunciation: (ig-zem'plur, -plär), [key]
— n.
  1. a model or pattern to be copied or imitated: Washington is the exemplar of patriotic virtue.
  2. a typical example or instance.
  3. an original or archetype: Plato thought nature but a copy of ideal exemplars.
  4. a copy of a book or text.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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