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instance

noun case, case in point, clarification, demonstration, elucidation, embodiment, ensample, exemplar, exemplification, exemplum, frame of referrnce, illustration, model, paradigm, representative, repreeentative selection, sample, specimen, type
Associated concepts: first instance, special instance, specific instance
See also: appeal, call, case, detail, evidence, example, exemplify, expression, illustrate, illustration, manifestation, occasion, occurrence, particular, quote, sample, situation, specify, specimen

instance

in Scottish civil procedure, the part of an initial writ that specifies the names and designations of the parties to an action. See also COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE.

COURT, INSTANCE. One of the branches of the English admiralty is called an instance court. Vide Instance Court.

INSTANCE, civil and French law. It signifies, generally, all sorts of actions and judicial demands. Dig. 44, 7, 58.

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A Form that is empty without reason, call it a "naturally empty Form" just to give it a name, would probably have to be something like the Form of beauty if it were never instantiated, not because of a practical or conceptual problem, such as the destruction of all things beautiful, but simply because nothing ever happens to instantiate it, as might be the case if nothing at all were ever beautiful.
The organization firmware in each hardware module has to instantiate partition packages, feed them with necessary information, negotiate with them about their required resources, and connect them to router and supervision partitions.
He has shown us how anyone, by distorting the notions of "argument form" and "argument", and taking advantage of the fact that different parts of a set of propositions allegedly related in the form of an argument can instantiate two different argument forms, can produce one of the cases he has given us in (2).
But, similarly, the converse relation should correlate a lower-level G in one-many fashion with a range of upper-level properties E through F such that, minimally, it is possible for an instance of G to subserve an instance of E and not F, and on another occasion, F and not E (the system which is an Intel 80486 microprocessor (G) might instantiate the adding function (F) and not the tangent function (E), and vice versa).
To facilitate prototyping, the hypertext engineering environment should allow the designer to conceptualize a general structure and help instantiate it.
Instantiate the information-need template with the retrieved patient data.
However, impure samples of water do not instantiate water.
When the study began, ASCEND displayed the name instantiate for an operation that converted the users' written code into a collection of equations.
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.
Formula (4) states what ontological dependence among individuals means in so far as they instantiate certain properties.
Because the actual order form and procedure are stored in the DB, the KB must access the DB to instantiate the form and procedure.
With Socrates we can instantiate configured ARM IP and provide input to AMBA Designer for interconnect creation, which is then automatically integrated into the system.