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exemplification

[ig-zem-pluh-fi-key-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of exemplifying.
  2. something that exemplifies; an illustration or example.
  3. Law. an attested copy of a document, under official seal.
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Origin of exemplification

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin exemplificātiōn- (stem of exemplificātiō) a setting forth, equivalent to exemplificāt(us) (past participle of exemplificāre to exemplify) + -iōn- -ion
Related formsnon·ex·em·pli·fi·ca·tion, noun
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Related Words

occurrencedetailprecedentitemreasonparticularoccasionexampleproofcasefragmentpatternspecimenpiecesamplingexhibitcopyvarietytestimonialtestimony

Examples from the Web for exemplification

Historical Examples

  • It would be the exemplification of Carlyle's illustration of the snake.

    Slavery Ordained of God

    Rev. Fred A. Ross, D.D.

  • In the latter we find an exemplification of the saying, "Unity is Strength."

  • To its exemplification or illustration there we must turn for light upon our problem.

  • For exemplification, take you la Madame O'Brien—que magnifica!

  • Take a case for exemplification—one which is of the commonest occurrence.


Word Origin and History for exemplification

n.

early 15c., from Anglo-French exemplification, from Medieval Latin exemplificationem (nominative exemplificatio), noun of action from past participle stem of exemplificare (see exemplify).

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