['ɪnst(ə)ns] or ['ɪnstəns]


(n.) The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.

(n.) That which is instant or urgent; motive.

(n.) Occasion; order of occurrence.

(n.) That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example.

(n.) A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.

(v. t.) To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.

(v. i.) To give an example.

Typed by Josephine

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Solicitation, request, urgency, prompting, importunity, instigation, incitement.[2]. Example, exemplification, illustration, case in point.[3]. Time, occasion, occurrence.

v. a. Mention as an instance, bring forward as an example.

Edited by Brent

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Entreaty, request, prompting, persuasion, example, solicitation, case,illustration, exemplification, occurrence, point, precedence

ANT:Dissuasion, deprecation, warning, rule, statement, principle,misexemplification

Edited by Lizzie


n. quality of being urgent: solicitation: occurrence: occasion: example: (Shak.) evidence proof.—v.t. to mention as an example.—n. In′stancy insistency.—adj. Instan′tial (rare).—At the instance of at the motion or solicitation of; For instance to take as an example.

Typist: Ronald


Editor: Rhoda


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