Pronunciation: (ig-zem'plur, -plär), [key]
1. a model or pattern to be copied or imitated: Washington is the exemplar of patriotic virtue.
2. a typical example or instance.
3. an original or archetype: Plato thought nature but a copy of ideal exemplars.
4. a copy of a book or text.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.