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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: instance /ˈɪnstəns/ 
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Related dictionary definitions

  1. an example of something happening

    I have not found a single instance where someone was actually denied their right to vote.

    instance of:

    The study cites disturbing instances of water pollution in this neighbourhood.


  • for instance

    for example

    You may have questions which you wish to raise. For instance, who will oversee your work and how will feedback be given?

    They intend to provide information, via the Internet for instance.

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This is the British English definition of instance. View American English definition of instance