Definition of instancy in English:


Line breaks: in|stancy
Pronunciation: /ˈɪnst(ə)nsi


[mass noun] archaic
  • Urgency: he told his servants to press the message with greater instancy
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    • But more than this, the whole efficiency paradigm has brought with it, or at the very least reflects, the ideology of instancy: rapid, continuous, updatable access with its commensurate faith in staying connected and contemporary.
    • While the instancy of their debut EP escaped the huddled domain of the keen-eyed talent spotters and marked them out as one of Britain's brightest hopes, To You The First Star takes patience.


early 16th century: from Latin instantia (see instance).

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