Definitions for instanceˈɪn stəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. case, instance, example(noun)

    an occurrence of something

    "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

  2. example, illustration, instance, representative(verb)

    an item of information that is typical of a class or group

    "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"

  3. exemplify, illustrate, instance(verb)

    clarify by giving an example of

GCIDE

  1. Instance(n.)

    That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example; as, we could find no instance of poisoning in the town within the past year.

  2. Origin: [F. instance, L. instantia, fr. instans. See Instant.]

Wiktionary

  1. instance(Noun)

    Urgency of manner or words; an urgent request; insistence.

  2. instance(Noun)

    A case offered as an exemplification or a precedent; an illustrative example.

  3. instance(Noun)

    A recurring occasion, case etc.

  4. instance(Noun)

    A piece of evidence; a proof or sign (of something).

  5. instance(Noun)

    In object-oriented programming: a created object, one that has had memory allocated for local data storage; an instantiation of a class.

  6. instance(Noun)

    A question that can be asked in the context of a computational problem.

  7. instance(Verb)

    To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.

  8. instance(Verb)

    To cite an example as proof; to exemplify.

  9. Origin: From instance, from instantia, from instans; see instant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instance(noun)

    the act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion

  2. Instance(noun)

    that which is instant or urgent; motive

  3. Instance(noun)

    occasion; order of occurrence

  4. Instance(noun)

    that which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example

  5. Instance(noun)

    a token; a sign; a symptom or indication

  6. Instance(verb)

    to mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact

  7. Instance(verb)

    to give an example

  8. Origin: [F. instance, L. instantia, fr. instans. See Instant.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'instance' in Nouns Frequency: #1247

Anagrams of instance »

  1. ancients, canniest, catenins, insectan, tenascin


Translations for instance

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • осраҡBashkir
  • instanceCzech
  • InstanzGerman
  • περίπτωση, κρούσμα, φορά, περιστατικό, στιγµιότυποGreek
  • caso, ejemploSpanish
  • juhtum, näideEstonian
  • adibideBasque
  • instanssi, esimerkki, tapausFinnish
  • contohIndonesian
  • voorbeeld, voorvalDutch
  • zdarzenie, okazjaPolish
  • ocasião, instância, exemplo, ocorrênciaPortuguese
  • întâmplare, instanță, exemplu, incident, circumstanță, ocazie, cazRomanian
  • инста́нция, образе́ц, экземпля́р, приме́р, слу́чайRussian
  • primjer, primjerakSerbo-Croatian

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