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Verb: instantiate  in'stan-shi,eyt
  1. Represent by an instance
    "This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"
  2. Find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word)
    "The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"
  3. (programming) set up an instance of an object

Derived forms: instantiates, instantiated, instantiating

Type of: detect, discover, find, notice, observe, represent

Encyclopedia: Instantiate