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instance

 
Noun instance has 2 senses
  1. case, instance, example - 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"
    --1 is a kind of happening, occurrence, natural event
    --1 has particulars:
     humiliation, mortification; piece, bit; time, clip
    Derived forms: verb instantiate1, verb instantiate2
  2. example, illustration, instance, representative - an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"
    --2 is a kind of information
    --2 has particulars:
     apology, excuse; exception; precedent, case in point; quintessence; sample; specimen
    Derived forms: verb instance1, verb instantiate1, verb instantiate2
Verb instance has 1 sense
  1. exemplify, illustrate, instance - clarify by giving an example of
    --1 is one way to elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilate
    Derived form: noun instance2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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