The Thought Occurs

The Thought Occurs

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Instantiate: Meaning And Etymology

in·stan·ti·ate

/ɪnˈstænʃiˌeɪt/
verb (used with object), in·stan·ti·at·ed, in·stan·ti·at·ing.
to provide an instance of or concrete evidence in support of (a theory, concept, claim, or the like).

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

Related forms
in·stan·ti·a·tion, noun
in·stan·ti·a·tive, adjective

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