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instance

Logic
a. an expression derived from another by instantiation
b. See substitution

instance

(programming)
An individual object of a certain class. While a class is just the type definition, an actual usage of a class is called "instance". Each instance of a class can have different values for its instance variables, i.e. its state.

instance

(1) A single copy of a running program. Multiple instances of a program mean that the program has been loaded into memory several times.

(2) In object technology, a member of a class; for example, "Lassie" is an instance of the class "dog." When an instance is created, the initial values of its instance variables are assigned.
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He further opines that the Pharisees' attempt to bind the law in such an instance causes them to "condemn the guiltless" (12:7).
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For instance, in a presentation a student-teacher can discuss a case-study of a Deaf person working in a hearing environment and inventorize problems in communication that might arise.
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The Media Research Center has documented how Brokaw heir Brian Williams, a CNBC anchor, "has never failed to publicize an antimissile test 'failure,' yet never bothered to report on any of the five instances when missiles traveling at nearly 15,000 miles per hour were intercepted and destroyed.
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The more serious instances involved users being blocked from such sites as those of the former Illinois Federation for Human Rights (now Equality Illinois), the National Journal of Sexual Orientation Law, and a United Nations report on HIV/AIDS.
In one instance, I heard about a physician executive who brought a medical community and hospital closer together.
For instance, he may go from getting delayed market reports to receiving real-time quotes.
For instance, in Hong Kong we found no association between the Beijing genotype and younger age and a weak association with isoniazid (INH) resistance (3).
The Interior Department and Agriculture Department headquarters logs, for instance, were handscrawled, while the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) headquarters maintained its requests in a handy record-management software package.