/ (ɪnˌstænʃɪˈeɪʃən) /

  1. the act or an instance of instantiating

  2. the representation of (an abstraction) by a concrete example

  1. logic

    • 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

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How to use instantiation in a sentence

  • 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.