US: /ˈɪnstəns/
UK: /ˈɪnstəns/

English Vietnamese dictionary

instance /'instəns/
  • danh từ
    • thí dụ, ví dụ (chứng minh, minh hoạ)
      • for instance: ví dụ chẳng hạn
    • trường hợp cá biệt
      • in this instance: trong trường hợp cá biệt này
    • (pháp lý) sự xét xử
      • court of first instance: toà án sơ thẩm
    • at the instance of
      • theo đề nghị của, theo sự gợi ý của
    • in the first instance
      • trước tiên ở giai đoạn đầu
  • ngoại động từ
    • đưa (sự kiện...) làm ví dụ
    • ((thường) dạng bị động) chứng minh bằng ví dụ

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
a particular example or case of sth: The report highlights a number of instances of injustice. + In most instances, there will be no need for further treatment. + I would normally suggest taking time off work, but in this instance I'm not sure that would do any good.
Idioms: for instance for example: What would you do, for instance, if you found a member of staff stealing?
in the first instance (formal) as the first part of a series of actions: In the first instance, notify the police and then contact your insurance company.
+ verb [VN] (formal) to give sth as an example: I refer to the situation instanced above.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 case (in point), example, exemplar, illustration, precedent, exemplification, occurrence, event:
The damage to the bus shelter is yet one more instance of hooliganism.
2 for instance. for example, as an example, say, e.g.; in the event, as it happens or happened:
Consider her, for instance: she managed to work and raise a family.

Collocation dictionary


countless, innumerable, numerous | occasional, rare | isolated | (any) given, particular, specific
Further information is required to determine the correct answer in any given instance.
| extreme | striking | classic
This is a classic instance of Dostoevsky's writing operating on two levels.


give, provide
North America provides the most striking instance of European settlement on a grand scale.
| cite (sth as), take
Experts cite the country as an instance where human rights violations could lead to international intervention. To take a particular instance of this problem: …
| recall
I cannot recall any other instance in modern times in which a huge and mighty state crumbled to dust.


An instance of this controversy occurred last year.
| show sth
This instance shows how important it is to check that the machine is working properly before you use it.


for ~
(= for example)Murder, petty theft and tax evasion, for instance, all have different motives and consequences.
| in … ~
In one instance, several people had their mobile phones stolen. It is not always helpful to draw analogies between sexism and racism, but in this instance it is useful.
| ~ of
This is an instance of his general attitude to his employees.


in the first instance
(formal) In the first instance, a letter from your employer may be all you need.

Concise English dictionary

+an occurrence of something
+an item of information that is representative of a type
+clarify by giving an example of