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instantiate

(1) To launch or run.

(2) In object technology, to create an object of a specific class. See instance.
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This is not to say that Forms cannot instantiate other Forms, just that they do not merge into a single Form when they do.
With the command to instantiate and adapt the software within the partition, the organization task instantiates the application services as schedulable application tasks.
Both instantiate the forms of their objects, but in different ways because each has a different nature in relation to matter, and each captures a different aspect of the ontology of sensible forms.
The Dalvik VM--designed specifically for Android--provides two key capabilities: First, programmers can instantiate it, or create it, as needed so each application has its own private copy running in a Linux process, which protects its code and data from other applications.
The second one is to consider that argument (2) instantiates a case of subalternation (one of the so-called immediate inferences).
Their accounts fail to deal satisfactorily with the facts that (1) typically, an item that instantiates one natural kind instantiates several -- "the higher-level natural kinds problem"; and (2) natural kinds often occur in nature in impure form -- "the composition problem".
Some parts of the design are done in a top-down way, for example, when reusing (cloning) an existing structure that one then modifies and instantiates (as we describe in our discussion of cloning later).
Lucretianism is the thesis that the world instantiates irreducibly past-tensed properties.
Bacon says that exemplification on his account is just set-theoretical overlap: a instantiates Fness (or a is F: Bacon treats these locutions interchangeably) in world w iff a, Fness, and w all overlap, that is, iff the intersection of a and Fness has a trope in common with w.
This transformation of the picture into sculpture instantiates an investigation of the image, refocusing its dramatic emphasis, modulating its tone, and reshaping even its depicted space--in effect transforming the image into a crime scene, in which its original purpose is simultaneously degraded and magnified in meaning, a la trace evidence.
None the less, it is sensible to apply the concepts of metaphysical dependence or ontological dependence to such cases: what is at issue is not a linguistic matter of description, but an ontological matter of the dependence of an individual on the existence of other individuals in so far as this individual instantiates certain properties.
This rule-net instantiates a class-A object whose "a_id" has the same value as the "input.