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American English: /ˈɪnstəns/
British English: /ˈɪnst(ə)ns/

Translation of instance in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (example) to cite (but) a few instances
    por citar algún ejemplo
    for instance
    Example sentences
    • There are lines of communication and despite a few instances which might suggest otherwise, there's been a cordial relationship going on.
    • PorkWatch says there are instances of imported pork and pork products being labelled in ways that might make shoppers think they are British.
    • Importantly, these instances show the direction of the road ahead.
    1.2 (case) in this instance
    en este caso
    en esta ocasión
    in the first instance
    en primer lugar
    a court of first instance (in UK) (Law)
    un tribunal de primera instancia
    Example sentences
    • In the first instance, take the matter of evaluation of the worth of a teacher.
    • The detection in these instances is a matter of minutes, but most of these advanced devices are available only in the military.
    • Needless to say, the availability of condoms matters little in these instances.
  • 2 (request) at the instance of somebody, at somebody's instance [formal]
    a instancias or a petición de alguien

transitive verb

  • 1 (exemplify) (usually passive) to be instanced by
    quedar demostrado por
    Example sentences
    • He agreed that there were few houses being built in rural areas, and instanced the case of the man with the house on the mountainside.
    • He instanced a case of a woman who borrowed £500 from one of these to attend a funeral down the country.
    • In a recent report, Amnesty instanced the case of a farmer from the Shan tribe forced to work by the military.
  • 2 (mention as example)
    citar or mencionar (como ejemplo)
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