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instance/ˈɪnstəns/noun
pluralinstances
instance
/ˈɪnstəns/
noun
pluralinstances
Learner's definition of INSTANCE  
[count]
: an example of a particular type of action or situation: an occasion of something happening

for instance

: as an example: for example

in the first instance

formal
: before other events happen: as the first thing in a series of actions
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