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instantiation

[in‚stan·chē′ā·shən]
(computer science)
An external declaration or a reference to another program or subprogram in the Ada programming language.
The deduction of omitted values in a set of data from the known values.
The creation of an object of a specific class in an object-oriented program.

instantiation

(programming)
Producing a more defined version of some object by replacing variables with values (or other variables).

1. In object-oriented programming, producing a particular object from its class template. This involves allocation of a structure with the types specified by the template, and initialisation of instance variables with either default values or those provided by the class's constructor function.

2. In unification, (as used in logic programming, type checking and type inference), binding a logic variable (type variable) to some value (type).
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Finnis's other premise might be a moral principle providing that we should never choose an option that directly harms any instantiation of a basic good, unless such a choice is required by reason.
The instantiation of the encircled node, which represents variable y, is identical in both cases.
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If, after a check forward, the whole domain of a future variable is eliminated, the algorithm unassigns the current variable's value, and restores the values of future variables, which were eliminated due to the current instantiation.
Most seem to agree that the score is at best a ghostly instantiation of the musical work.
Armstrong holds the supervenience theory of instantiation, namely, that the instantiation of universals by particulars supervenes upon what particulars and what universals there are, where supervenience is stipulated to be explanatory or dependent supervenience.
Thus, according to Strong Supervenience, for every normative property F, each instantiation of F is metaphysically necessitated by the instantiation of some natural property G.
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Indeed, most of the ground atoms appearing in the full instantiation are not derivable from the program rules, and all generated ground rules containing these atoms in the positive bodies are useless for answer set computation.
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It will explain the architecture of FCoE VN2VN, and the protocol for Discovery of partner End-Nodes and Link instantiation.