Example and Specimen

Example

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Example noun – One of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like.
Usage example: a war bonnet that is a fine example of Native American handicraft

Specimen is a synonym for example in instance topic. In some cases you can use "Specimen" instead a noun "Example", when it comes to topics like substitute, sample, explanation, simulation. popular alternative
Synonyms for Example

Specimen

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Specimen noun – One of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like.
Usage example: chose one frog as a good specimen of the breed

Example is a synonym for specimen in sample topic. You can use "Example" instead a noun "Specimen", if it concerns topics such as model, substitute, explanation, simulation. popular alternative
Synonyms for Specimen

How words are described

known known example known specimen
good good example good specimen
rare rare example rare specimen
fine fine example fine specimen
Other adjectives: typical, perfect, nasty, real, male, big, excellent, unique, early, possible, unusual, greatest, earliest, older, modern.

Both words in one sentence

  • Web Animation / If the Emperor Had a Text-to-Speech Device She Cleans Up Nicely: Rare male example — underneath that blingy armour, Custodes is quite a specimen.
  • The Collector An example from the new series turns turns up in the Ninth Doctor episode Dalek, where the eponymous Dalek is the prize specimen in Henry van Statten's museum of alien artefacts.
    Source: The Collector
  • What makes this example so strange is the fact that the fossil you revive the animal from is clearly the famous Berlin specimen Archaeopteryx… meaning that they could have just made it "Archaeopteryx" instead.
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Specimen and Example. (2016). Retrieved 2021, May 16, from https://thesaurus.plus/related/example/specimen
Example & Specimen. N.p., 2016. Web. 16 May. 2021. <https://thesaurus.plus/related/example/specimen>.
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