English noun: instance
|1.||instance (event) an occurrence of something|
|Samples||It was a case of bad judgment.|
Another instance occurred yesterday.
But there is always the famous example of the Smiths.
|Broader (hypernym)||happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bit, clip, humiliation, mortification, piece, time|
|2.||instance (cognition) an item of information that is typical of a class or group|
|Samples||This patient provides a typical example of the syndrome.|
There is an example on page 10.
|Synonyms||example, illustration, representative|
|Narrower (hyponym)||apology, case in point, exception, excuse, precedent, quintessence, sample, specimen|
English verb: instance
|1.||instance (communication) clarify by giving an example of|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate|