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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: exemplificare, from Latin exemplum; EXAMPLE

exemplify

verb
     
ex‧em‧pli‧fy past tense and past participle exemplified, present participle exemplifying, third person singular exemplifies [transitive] formal
1 to be a very typical example of something:
The building exemplifies the style of architecture which was popular at the time.
2 to give an example of something:
Problems are exemplified in the report.
exemplification noun [uncountable and countable]

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