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.

  1. 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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. instantiate(verb)

    represent by an instance

    "This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"

  2. instantiate(verb)

    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"


  1. instantiate(Verb)

    To represent (something) by a concrete instance.

  2. instantiate(Verb)

    To create an object (an instance) of a specific class.

  3. Origin: From instantia .


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