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Dictionary definition for: Instance

1. (n) an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment" "another instance occurred yesterday" "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

2. (v) clarify by giving an example of

3. (n) an item of information that is representative of a type; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome" "there is an example on page 10"

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