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instancenoun [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?
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instancenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.stəns/  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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instanceverb [T]

uk   /ˈɪn.stəns/  us   /ˈɪn.stəns/ UK formal
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in Chinese (Traditional) 實例, 情況…
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in Japanese 実例…
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