Definition of Instantiate

1. Verb. Represent by an instance. "This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"

Generic synonyms: Represent
Derivative terms: Instance, Instance, Instantiation

2. Verb. 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"
Generic synonyms: Detect, Discover, Find, Notice, Observe
Derivative terms: Instance, Instance, Instantiation

Definition of Instantiate

1. Verb. (transitive) To represent (something) by a concrete instance. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

2. Verb. (transitive object orientated computing) To create an object (an instance) of a specific class. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Instantiate

1. [v -ATED, -ATING, -ATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Instantiate

instant messengers
instant noodle
instant replay
instantaneous electrical axis
instantaneous rate
instantaneous sound pressure
instantaneous vector
instantaneous velocity
instantiate (current term)

Literary usage of Instantiate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"After you declare the new component object, use the _NEW_ statement to instantiate the object. For example, in the following line of code, ..."

2. SAS Guide to Applications Development, 2nd Ed. by SAS Institute (2004)
"Using SCL to instantiate Classes You can instantiate a SAS/AF class with the _NEW_ operator, which combines the actions of the ..."

3. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"2 Create an instance of (instantiate) the hash object. ... After you declare and instantiate a hash object, you can perform many tasks, including the ..."

4. Partial Evaluation and Automatic Program Generation by Neil D. Jones, Carsten K. Gomard, Peter Sestoft (1993)
"Finally, we restrict the 'instantiate' and 'Fold' transformations to be ... A common usage pattern: 1. devise a new definition, and 2. instantiate it so as ..."

5. SAS(R) Component Language 9.1:: Reference, Volumes 1 and 2 by SAS Institute (2004)
"Note: Using the NEW operator to instantiate a class is the only way to run ... If you instantiate a class in any way other than by using the NEW operator ..."

6. The Praxis of Alain Badiou by Paul Ashton, A J Bartlett, Justin Clemens (2006)
"What needs to be asked is whether it is possible for art to instantiate that incompletion. The artists that Badiou champions seem to share a tendency to ..."

7. SAS 9.1.3 Open Metadata Interface: Reference by SAS Publishing (COR), SAS Institute (2005)
"toString( ) ; /**************************************************************** ********** instantiate a connection object and supply server connection ..."

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