object lesson


noun

a practical or concrete illustration of a principle.

Origin of object lesson

First recorded in 1825–35
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example, lesson, proof

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British Dictionary definitions for object lesson

object lesson

noun

a convincing demonstration of some principle or ideal
(esp formerly) a lesson in which a material object forms the basis of the teaching and is available to be inspected
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