In-stan-shee-ate} When we ask a class to make a new instance of an object, we say that we're instantiating that object.
To create or generate a particular instance or object of a data type. For example, an instance box1 of class box could be instantiated with the declaration: box box1;
To create an instance of one or more classes.
The process of creating an instance from a class.
represent by an instance; "This word instantiates the usage that the linguists claimed to be typical for a certain dialect"
find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word); "The linguists could not instantiate this sense of the noun that he claimed existed in a certain dialect"
To create an instance of a COM object. For example, to change the state of a data source object so that it can be used to access data. Initializing a data source object might require the data provider to open a data file or connect to a database.
create an instance of a parsed-in design component in blockHDL
To create an instance of an object. The process of creating or activating an object based on its class.
To create an object from a class (script). In Lingo, this is done by calling a script's new() method (handler). Director instantiates scripts automatically if they are "attached" to sprites or placed in the frame script channel. See OO Fundamentals.
A term used in object-based languages such as Java and C++ to refer to the creation of an object of a specific class.
Produce a more defined version of some object by replacing variables with values (or other variables).
In C++, to declare an object of type classname. The result is an instance or an object.
To create a variable out of a type, or to create a object out of a class. Using an analogy, if you create a cookie from a recipe, you instantiate the recipe, which results in the cookie. The cookie is an instance of the recipe. Likewise, you instantiate a type to get a variable, and you instantiate a class to get an object.
to replace an entity reference with an instance of its declared content.
To make an object from a class.
v. to create an instance of a parent script or object to create a child object. See OOP, method, new, mNew.
The act of creating an instance.