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instance /ˈɪnstəns/ noun
plural instances
instance
/ˈɪnstəns/
noun
plural instances
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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