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Definition 1: an item of information that is typical of a class or group - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where instance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome
  • there is an example on page 10

Synonyms for instance in the sense of this definition

(instance is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of instance ) a poor example

"it was an apology for a meal" "a poor excuse for an automobile"

(... is a kind of instance ) an instance that does not conform to a rule or generalization

"all her children were brilliant; the only exception was her last child" "an exception tests the rule"

(... is a kind of instance ) an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time

(... is a kind of instance ) the most typical example or representative of a type

(... is a kind of instance ) a small part of something intended as representative of the whole

(... is a kind of instance ) an example regarded as typical of its class

Definition 2: an occurrence of something - [noun denoting event]

Samples where instance or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a case of bad judgment
  • another instance occurred yesterday
  • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths

Synonyms for instance in the sense of this definition

(instance is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of instance ) an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

"he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

(... is a kind of instance ) an instance of some kind

"it was a nice piece of work" "he had a bit of good luck"

(... is a kind of instance ) an instance or single occasion for some event

"this time he succeeded" "he called four times" "he could do ten at a clip"

Definition 3: clarify by giving an example of - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for instance in the sense of this definition

(instance is a kind of ...) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

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