Instantiate definition

ĭn-stănshē-āt
To represent (an abstract concept) by a concrete or tangible example.
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To represent as or by a concrete example.
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To represent (something) by a concrete instance. [from 20th c.]
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(object-orientated computing) To create an object (an instance) of a specific class. [from 20th c.]
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Origin of instantiate

  • Latin īnstantia example instance –ate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin instāntia +‎ -ate.

    From Wiktionary