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instance

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈɪn.stəns/
C1 a particular situation, event, or fact, especially an example of something that happens generally: There have been several instances of violence at the school. I don't usually side with the management, but in this instance I agree with what they're saying.
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verb [T] uk   us   /ˈɪn.stəns/ UK formal
to give something as an example: She argued the need for legal reform and instanced several recent cases with grossly unfair verdicts.
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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