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Instance vs. Entity

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  • Instance (noun)

    Urgency of manner or words; an urgent request; insistence. 14th-19th c.

  • Instance (noun)

    A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.

    "It sends some precious instance of itself/ After the thing it loves. Hamlet IV. v. ca. 1602"

  • Instance (noun)

    That which is urgent; motive.

  • Instance (noun)

    Occasion; order of occurrence.

  • Instance (noun)

    A case offered as an exemplification or a precedent; an illustrative example. from 16th c.

  • Instance (noun)

    One of a series of recurring occasions, cases, essentially the same.

  • Instance (noun)

    A piece of evidence; a proof or sign (of something). 16th-18th c.

  • Instance (noun)

    In object-oriented programming: a created object, one that has had memory allocated for local data storage; an instantiation of a class. from 20th c.

  • Instance (noun)

    A dungeon or other area that is duplicated for each player, or each party of players, that enters it, so that each player or party has a private copy of the area, isolated from other players.

  • Instance (noun)

    An individual copy of such a dungeon or other area.

  • Instance (verb)

    To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite

    "to instance a fact"

  • Instance (verb)

    To cite an example as proof; to exemplify.

  • Entity (noun)

    That which has a distinct existence as an individual unit. Often used for organisations which have no physical form.

  • Entity (noun)

    The existence of something considered apart from its properties.

  • Entity (noun)

    Anything about which information or data can be stored in a database; in particular, an organised array or set of individual elements or parts.

  • Entity (noun)

    The state or quality of being or existence.

    "The group successfully maintains its tribal entity."

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Oxford Dictionary
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  • Instance (noun)

    The act or quality of being instant or pressing; urgency; solicitation; application; suggestion; motion.

  • Instance (noun)

    That which is instant or urgent; motive.

  • Instance (noun)

    Occasion; order of occurrence.

  • Instance (noun)

    That which offers itself or is offered as an illustrative case; something cited in proof or exemplification; a case occurring; an example; as, we could find no instance of poisoning in the town within the past year.

  • Instance (noun)

    A token; a sign; a symptom or indication.

  • Instance

    To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.

  • Instance (verb)

    To give an example.

  • Entity (noun)

    A real being, whether in thought (as an ideal conception) or in fact; being; essence; existence.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Instance (noun)

    an occurrence of something;

    "it was a case of bad judgment"

    "another instance occurred yesterday"

    "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"

  • Instance (noun)

    an item of information that is representative of a type;

    "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"

    "there is an example on page 10"

  • Instance (verb)

    clarify by giving an example of

  • Entity (noun)

    that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving)

Princeton's WordNet

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