SUO: Re: SUOP Topic :> Definition Of Example
SUOPT :> EXG. Note 2
JA = Jon Awbrey
MW = Matthew West
M-W = Merriam-Webster
Re: SUOPT :> EXG Page 1. http://suo.ieee.org/email/msg11638.html
JA: What is an example, in particular,
a case falling under a definition?
Under this heading, you started by replying with
the following "Definition" (q.v.) of an Example:
MW: Some members of the class exemplified.
If I paraphrase by expanding the term "exemplified",
I arrive at the following "Definitions" of Example:
MW, explicated by JA, by way of M-W:
1. Some members of the class
shown or illustrated by
2. Some members of the class
of which made an attested
copy or transcript, as of
a document, under seal.
3.1. Some members of the class
embodied, instanced, or of
which served as an example.
3.2. Some members of the class
of which to be typical.
Clearly, your definition of an example is
an example of a definition that needs some
work before it can qualify as a definition,
in any proper or practical sense of the word.