|Origin:||Latin instantia 'presence, urgency', from instans; INSTANT1|
in‧stance1 S3 W2
We need to rethink the way we consume energy. Take, for instance, our approach to transport.
an example of a particular kind of situation
They came across many instances of discrimination.
instances where safety regulations have been breached
In this instance I think she was mistaken.
at the beginning of a series of actions:
Anyone wishing to join the society should apply in the first instance to the secretary.
because of someone's wish or request