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English definition of “instance”

instance

noun [C]    /ˈɪn·stəns/
a particular situation , event , or fact : There were several instances of computer failure before we got the system to work properly . Usually this kind of skin condition is caused by a food allergy , but in this instance it may be caused by the medicine you are taking. Can you tell us a little about your background ? For instance (= As an example ), where were you born ?
(Definition of instance noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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