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English definition of “instance”

instance

noun [C]     /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.Samples and examples
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