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exemplification

[ig-zem-pluh-fi-key-shuh n] /ɪgˌzɛm plə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
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.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
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 forms
nonexemplification, noun
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  • The reason why this claim is silly is that it conflates proof and exemplification.
  • Part one contains an introduction of phonetic description and exemplification of the use of symbols.
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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