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  1. in·stance
    IPA[ˈinstəns]
  2. noun

    • 1. an example or single occurrence of something:

      a serious instance of corruption the search finds every instance where the word appears
      Synonym : example, occasion, occurrence, case, representative case, typical case, case in point, illustration, specimen, sample, exemplar, exemplification
    • 2. a particular case:

      in this instance it mattered little

    verb

    • 1. cite (a fact, case, etc.) as an example:

      here he instances in particular the work of Bach
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: instance, plural noun: instances

    • v.: verb: instance, 3rd person present: instances, gerund or present participle: instancing, past tense: instanced, past participle: instanced

    • noun

      an example or single occurrence of something:

      a particular case:

    • verb

      cite (a fact, case, etc.) as an example:
    • as an example
    • noun

      old-fashioned term for court of first instance

      (in the UK) a branch of the former Admiralty Court dealing with private maritime matters.

    • as an example
    • at the first court hearing concerning a case
    • at the first court hearing concerning a case
    • in the first place or at the first stage of a proceeding
    • at the request or instigation of
    • noun

      a court in which legal proceedings are begun or first heard.
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