meaning of instance

1. The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.
That which is instant or urgent; motive.
Occasion; order of occurrence.
That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.
A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.
To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
To give an example.
instance An individual object of a certain class. While a class is just the type definition, an actual usage of a class is called "instance". Each instance of a class can have different values for its instance variables, i. e. its state.
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"

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