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Is there such word like "instantial" in English? I've come across the word "instantial" in some article, e.g. instantial use of phraseological units, but i can't find it in any English-Russian dictionary. There is a word "instantiate", but i don't know whether these words have the same meaning.
May 29, 2013 11:14 AM
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It's jargon - not common English at all. Basically it describes something that relates to an instance.
May 29, 2013
khadzhimurat, Use an English dictionary. instantial (adj.) Webster International : of, relating to, constituting, or providing an instance *empirical laws for which there is instantial evidence— Arthur Pap* Oxford Of or pertaining to an instance or instances; furnishing an instance. -This entirely distinct and peculiar use of the term ‘existential’ has given rise to endless confusion; and‥the term should be entirely discarded and replaced by some such term as instantial, or, more accurately, indeterminately instantial.(1922 W. E. Johnson Logic II.)
May 29, 2013
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