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/ˈinstəns/,
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instances, plural;
  1. Cite (a fact, case, etc.) as an instance or example
    • - here he instances in particular the work of Bach
Noun
  1. An example or single occurrence of something
    • - a serious instance of corruption
    • - the search finds every instance where the word appears
  2. A particular case
    • - in this instance it mattered little
  3. The institution of a legal suit


  1. case: 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. exemplify: clarify by giving an example of
  3. example: 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"
  4. The word "instance" can refer, generally, to any running process, and can perhaps best be compared to the word "execution", as in "the execution of a set of instructions", but without the connotation of completion. ...
  5. In computer science, an object is any entity that can be manipulated by the commands of a programming language, such as a value, variable, function, or data structure. (With the later introduction of object oriented programming the same word, "object", refers to a particular instance of a class)
  6. Urgency of manner or words; an urgent request; insistence. [14th-19th c.]; A case offered as an exemplification or a precedent; an illustrative example. [from 16th c.]; A recurring occasion, case etc; A piece of evidence; a proof or sign (of something). [16th-18th c. ...
  7. (Instances) As opposed to deduction, induction relies on specific instances to arrive at a general conclusion. For example, all humans that we have seen have two legs, so we can make the assumption that all humans have two legs. ...
  8. (Instances) are cases, examples, or occurrence of class.
  9. (Instances) are objects that belong to a certain class. Each instance of a class contains all the properties and methods of that class. All movie clips are instances with properties (for example, _alpha, and _visible) and methods (for example, gotoAndPlay, and getURL) of the MovieClip class.
  10. (instances) (n) Cloned copies of geometry already existing in a database. Typically, an instance is linked directly to the geometric and topological information of its parent but contains unique information pertaining to its location, orientation, and scale in the model/drawing. ...
  11. The part of a summons or writ in which the parties to the action are identified.
  12. The instructions and data that result from a single call of a recursive routine.
  13. objects. The broker treats a database as a collection of one or more named instances. The broker automatically discovers the instances and associates them with their database.
  14. Short for "an instance of a class", meaning an object of that class.
  15. It means application server and each one has its own set of work processes.
  16. a term used in the procedural law of the Church to indicate at what level of the tribunal system a particular action is being handled.  For example, when an action is in a “first instance” court, that indicates that it is in the initial trial phase. ...
  17. The text and tags (excluding the DTD and related files) of an individual SGML-encoded document, such as a single EAD-encoded finding aid. See also SGML Document.
  18. a physical or virtual website or websystem with a defined URL. Lasso Server 9.0 uses 'instances' as a core concept. Using L9.0 each setup requires it's own license, and will run up to the number of instances paid for with the license. ...
  19. An object created by a constructor is an instance of that constructor.
  20. n. 1. a direct instance. 2. a generalized instance. 3. an indirect instance.
  21. An object described by a class. In the real world, computers and women and books are instances of the classes computer , human and book .
  22. two concepts linked by a bidirectional named relation, as in dog has part tail / tail part of dog (our style is to underline concepts and show relations in italics).
  23. n.  ~ particular occurrence of sth that happens generally or several times; example; case
  24. This term is used differently in product design systems, in PDM product structure functions, and in image management systems. ...
  25. The part of a command string that defines the entity to affect.