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Definition of Instance


  1. The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.
  2. That which is instant or urgent; motive.
  3. Occasion; order of occurrence.
  4. That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.
  5. A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.
  6. To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
  7. To give an example.
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Instance Translations

instance in German is Beispiel, Vorgang, Beispiel, Gelegenheit, Instanz
instance in Latin is nam
instance in Norwegian is eksempel
instance in Spanish is ejemplar
instance in Swedish is exempel