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instantiate

[in-stan-shee-eyt] /ɪnˈstæn ʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), instantiated, instantiating.
1.
to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).
Origin of instantiate
1945-1950
1945-50; < Latin instanti(a) (taken as combining form of instance) + -ate1
Related forms
instantiation, noun
instantiative, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • The logic of this language was an extension and instantiation of the logic of human activity.

  • instantiation of meaning is always in the experience through which individuals constitute their identity.

  • The method of an image is an experience, not a grammar applied to a repertory, or the instantiation of rules of grammar.

British Dictionary definitions for instantiation

instantiation

/ɪnˌstænʃɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of instantiating
2.
the representation of (an abstraction) by a concrete example
3.
(logic)
  1. the process of deriving an individual statement from a general one by replacing the variable with a name or other referring expression
  2. the valid inference of an instance from a universally quantified statement, as David is rational from all men are rational
  3. a statement so derived

instantiate

/ɪnˈstænʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to represent by an instance
Word Origin
C20: from Latin instantia (see instance) + -ate1
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Word Origin and History for instantiation

instantiate

v.

1946, from instant (Latin instantia) + -ate. Related: Instantiated; instantiation.

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