Instantiate - #479

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Jan 11 2019 13

Today's word of the day is instantiate. It's spelled I-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-A-T-E. Instantiate is a verb that means to represent by a concrete example.

Instantiate is derived from a the Latin word Instantia (een sta TEE uh) which means counterexample. Centuries later, the offspring of instantia has come to mean 'to represent by a concrete example.' 

The damage to our jeep came to instantiate the troubles we had crossing the jungle. That giant dent in the hood was an example of how tough the journey was.

The spelling of instantiate is I-N-S-T-A-N-T-I-A-T-E.