What is an instantiation?

PhilosopherAI said:
 
What is an instantiation?
 
An instantiation is a process that creates instances.
The concept also applies to objects, such as this paper cup.
 
The process of making the cup was an instantiation.
 
Those who refer to the instantiation of a cup will simply be referring to the process that created it.
 
If the cup was created by a human, then it is an example of manual instantiation.
 
If the cup was created by a machine, then it is an example of mechanical instantiation.
WordNet says:
instantiation (a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of it) “how many instantiations were found?”
 
A direct hypernym is:
S:   representation, mental representation, internal representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)
 
inherited hypernyms: (going from specific to most abstract)
S:   representation, mental representation, internal representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)
S:   content, cognitive content, mental object (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)
S:   cognition, knowledge, noesis (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)
S:   psychological feature (a feature of the mental life of a living organism)
S:   abstraction, abstract entity (a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples)
S:   entity (that which is perceived or known or inferred to have its own distinct existence (living or nonliving))
 
and finally:
sister terms:
S:   representation, mental representation, internal representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)
S:   overlap, convergence, intersection (a representation of common ground between theories or phenomena) “there was no overlap between their proposals”
S:   instantiation (a representation of an idea in the form of an instance of it) “how many instantiations were found?”
S:   antitype (a person or thing represented or foreshadowed by an earlier type or symbol; especially a figure or event in the New Testament having a counterpart in the Old Testament) “Aaron and Jesus Christ are the type and antitype for the high priest who made atonement for the sins of the people”
S:   stereotype (a conventional or formulaic conception or image) “regional stereotypes have been part of America since its founding”
S:   schema, scheme (an internal representation of the world; an organization of concepts and actions that can be revised by new information about the world)
S:   image, mental image (an iconic mental representation) “her imagination forced images upon her too awful to contemplate”
S:   interpretation, reading, version (a mental representation of the meaning or significance of something)
S:   phantasmagoria (a constantly changing medley of real or imagined images (as in a dream))
S:   psychosexuality (the mental representation of sexual activities)
S:   percept, perception, perceptual experience (the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept)
S:   memory (something that is remembered) “search as he would, the memory was lost”
S:   model, example (a representative form or pattern) “I profited from his example”
S:   appearance (a mental representation) “I tried to describe his appearance to the police”
S:   blur, fuzz (a hazy or indistinct representation) “it happened so fast it was just a blur”; “he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz”
S:   abstractionism, unrealism (a representation having no reference to concrete objects or specific examples)
S:   concretism, concrete representation (a representation of an abstract idea in concrete terms)

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