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2 definitions found
 for instantiation
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  instantiation
      n 1: a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of
           it; "how many instantiations were found?"

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  instantiation
  instantiate
  
      Producing a more defined version of some object
     by replacing variables with values (or other variables).
  
     1. In object-oriented programming, producing a particular
     object from its class template.  This involves allocation
     of a structure with the types specified by the template, and
     initialisation of instance variables with either default
     values or those provided by the class's constructor
     function.
  
     2. In logic programming, when unification binds a logic
     variable to some value.
  
     3. In type checking, when type inference binds a type
     variable to some type.
  
     4.  A specific representation of an object or
     artifact.  Examples of instantiations would be different images of
     an object, text translated into English and French or a video
     and a still image of a museum piece.
  
     (2015-02-08)
  

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