Complete Definition of "instance"

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English

rank|lead|wouldn't|success|905|instance|sake|justice|offer

Etymology
From OF. #French|instance.

Pronunciation
RP: IPA|/ˈɪnstəns/
audio|en-us-instance.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun
en-noun

  1. A happening or occurring; an occurrence; an occasion.

#: This has happened in three instances.

  1. A case occurring; a case offered as an exemplification or a precedent; an example; a token.

#: It was the only instance in which a direct copy, even to matters of detail, appeared to have been made.

  1. obsolete A piece of evidence; proof.
  2. computing In object-oriented programming: a created object, one that has had memory allocated for local data storage; an instantiation of a class

Derived terms
at the instance of
in the first instance
in this instance
for instance

Related terms
instancy
instant
instantaneous
instantial
instantiate
[[
instantly

Translations
trans-top|a happening or occurring, an occurrence, an occasion
trans-mid
Portuguese: ocorrência f, ocasião f
trans-bottom

trans-top|a case occurring, a case offered as an exemplification, an example
Dutch: voorbeeld
Finnish: tapaus
trans-mid
Portuguese: exemplo m
trans-bottom

trans-top|in computing
Finnish: instanssi
German: Instanz f
trans-mid
Portuguese: instância f
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
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ttbc|Spanish: instancia

See also
computing closure, class, object

Verb
en-verb|instanc|ing

  1. transitive To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
  2. intransitive To cite an example as proof; to exemplify.

References
R:Century 1911
R:Webster 1913


French

Etymology

  1. From L. instantia
  2. computing|lang=fr From E.|fr instance.

Noun
fr-noun|f

  1. missing translation
  2. computing|fr #Noun|instance

Category:French nouns

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