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instance

noun [C]  us   /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?
Translations of “instance”
in Arabic مَثل…
in Korean 사례…
in Malaysian contoh…
in French exemple…
in Turkish örnek, vaka…
in Italian esempio, caso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 實例, 情況…
in Russian пример, случай…
in Polish przykład…
in Vietnamese ví dụ…
in Spanish ejemplo…
in Portuguese caso…
in Thai กรณี…
in German das Beispiel…
in Catalan cas…
in Japanese 実例…
in Indonesian contoh…
in Chinese (Simplified) 实例, 情况…
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