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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (situation)
a. el caso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
In this instance, I think we should admit our mistake and move on.En este caso, creo que deberíamos reconocer nuestro error y seguir adelante.
b. la ocasión
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I corrected you, but in that instance, you were actually right.Te corregí, pero en esa ocasión, en realidad tenías razón.
2. (example)
a. el ejemplo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
How many instances of personification occur in the poem?¿Cuántos ejemplos de personificación hay en el poema?
3. (legal)
a. la petición
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The evidence was presented at the instance of the judge.Las pruebas se presentaron a petición del juez.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to make reference to)
a. citar como ejemplo
The professor instanced a study refuting some of Freud's theories.El profesor citó como ejemplo un estudio que refutaba las teorías de Freud.
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instance
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (example)
a. el caso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
for instancepor ejemplo
in the first instanceen primer lugar
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instance [ˈɪnstəns]
noun
1 (example) ejemplo (m)
for instance por ejemplo
2 (case) caso (m)
in that instance en ese caso; in many instances en muchos casos; in the present instance en el caso presente; in the first instance en primer lugar
3 (Jur)
at the instance of a instancia or petición de
transitive verb
(exemplify) citar como ejemplo
this is perhaps best instanced by ... quizás esto queda mejor ilustrado por ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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