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|Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.|
- A happening or occurring; an occurrence; an occasion.
- This has happened in three instances.
- 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.
- (obsolete) A piece of evidence; proof.
- (computing) In object-oriented programming: a created object, one that has had memory allocated for local data storage; an instantiation of a class
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- Spanish: instancia
Third person singular
- (transitive) To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
- (intransitive) To cite an example as proof; to exemplify.
- "instance" at The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] instantia
- (computing) From English instance.
instance f. (plural instances)
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