- to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).
Origin of instantiate
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Examples from the Web for instantiation
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.
The logic of this language was an extension and instantiation of the logic of human activity.
- the act or an instance of instantiating
- the representation of (an abstraction) by a concrete example
- the process of deriving an individual statement from a general one by replacing the variable with a name or other referring expression
- the valid inference of an instance from a universally quantified statement, as David is rational from all men are rational
- a statement so derived
- (tr) to represent by an instance
C20: from Latin instantia (see instance) + -ate 1
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Word Origin and History for instantiation
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