verb (used with object), instantiated, instantiating.
to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).

1945–50; < Latin instanti(a) (taken as combining form of instance) + -ate

instantiation, noun
instantiative, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To instantiated
World English Dictionary
instantiate (ɪnˈstænʃɪˌeɪt)
(tr) to represent by an instance
[C20: from Latin instantia (see instance) + -ate1]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
The origin of information must have been in the sequence of events which instantiated life.
Qualitative interviews validated and instantiated the survey results.
But an actual infinity is conceived as extra-mentally instantiated and therefore as completed.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature