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Meaning & Definition of Instance in English

English

Instance

/ɪnstəns/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • case
  • ,
  • instance
  • ,
  • example

2. An item of information that is typical of a class or group

  • "This patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"
  • "There is an example on page 10"
    synonym:
  • example
  • ,
  • illustration
  • ,
  • instance
  • ,
  • representative

verb

1. Clarify by giving an example of

    synonym:
  • exemplify
  • ,
  • illustrate
  • ,
  • instance

Examples of using

Aluminium and glass are important materials in civil construction, even though not as important as steel and wood, for instance.
In large cities, in London for instance, there is heavy smog.
I want to go abroad, for instance, to Italy and Spain.