Definitions for instantiateɪnˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
in•stan•ti•ateɪnˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt(v.t.)-at•ed, -at•ing.
to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, claim, etc.).
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of instantiate:
1945–50; < L instanti(a) (taken as comb. form of instance ) + -ate1
represent by an instance
"This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"
find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
"The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"
To represent (something) by a concrete instance.
To create an object (an instance) of a specific class.
Origin: From instantia .
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