ex·em·plar (ĭg-zĕmplär′, -plər)
1. One that is worthy of imitation; a perfect example or model. See Synonyms at ideal.
2. One that is typical or representative; an example: an exemplar of poor research.
3. A copy, as of a book.
[Middle English exemplere, from Late Latin exemplārium, from Latin exemplum, example; see EXAMPLE.]
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