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We found 45 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word instance:
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General dictionaries General (30 matching dictionaries)
  1. instance: Merriam-Webster.com [home, info]
  2. instance: American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
  3. instance: Collins English Dictionary [home, info]
  4. instance: Vocabulary.com [home, info]
  5. instance, instance: Macmillan Dictionary [home, info]
  6. Instance, instance: Wordnik [home, info]
  7. instance: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary [home, info]
  8. instance: Wiktionary [home, info]
  9. instance: Webster's New World College Dictionary, 4th Ed. [home, info]
  10. instance: The Wordsmyth English Dictionary-Thesaurus [home, info]
  11. instance: Infoplease Dictionary [home, info]
  12. instance: Dictionary.com [home, info]
  13. instance: Online Etymology Dictionary [home, info]
  14. instance: UltraLingua English Dictionary [home, info]
  15. instance: Cambridge Dictionary of American English [home, info]
  16. Instance (computer science), Instance (disambiguation), Instance (predicate logic), Instance: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia [home, info]
  17. Instance: Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
  18. instance: Webster's Revised Unabridged, 1913 Edition [home, info]
  19. instance: Rhymezone [home, info]
  20. instance: AllWords.com Multi-Lingual Dictionary [home, info]
  21. instance: Webster's 1828 Dictionary [home, info]
  22. instance: Free Dictionary [home, info]
  23. instance: Mnemonic Dictionary [home, info]
  24. instance: WordNet 1.7 Vocabulary Helper [home, info]
  25. instance: LookWAYup Translating Dictionary/Thesaurus [home, info]
  26. instance: Dictionary/thesaurus [home, info]
  27. instance: Wikimedia Commons US English Pronunciations [home, info]
  28. instance: Oxford Learner's Dictionaries [home, info]

Art dictionaries Art (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. INSTANCE: Shakespeare Glossary [home, info]
  2. instance: The Organon: A Conceptually Indexed Dictionary (by Genus and Differentia) [home, info]
  3. instance: Literary Criticism [home, info]

Business dictionaries Business (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. instance: Glossary of Legal Terms [home, info]
  2. INSTANCE: Bouvier's Law Dictionary 1856 Edition [home, info]
  3. instance: Legal dictionary [home, info]

Computing dictionaries Computing (3 matching dictionaries)
  1. instance: Free On-line Dictionary of Computing [home, info]
  2. instance: I T Glossary [home, info]
  3. instance: Encyclopedia [home, info]

Medicine dictionaries Medicine (1 matching dictionary)
  1. instance: online medical dictionary [home, info]

Miscellaneous dictionaries Miscellaneous (2 matching dictionaries)
  1. instance: Sound-Alike Words [home, info]
  2. instance: Idioms [home, info]

Science dictionaries Science (1 matching dictionary)
  1. instance: FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]

Slang dictionaries Slang (1 matching dictionary)
  1. instance: Urban Dictionary [home, info]

Tech dictionaries Tech (1 matching dictionary)
  1. Instance: Sweetwater Music [home, info]

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Quick definitions from WordNet (instance)

noun:  an occurrence of something ("Another instance occurred yesterday")
noun:  an item of information that is representative of a type
verb:  clarify by giving an example of

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