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Definition of instance verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

instance

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈɪnstəns//
 
instance something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they instance
 
he / she / it instances
 
past simple instanced
 
-ing form instancing
 
 
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to give something as an example I refer to the situation instanced above.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: instance