instancy

noun
in·​stan·​cy | \ ˈin(t)-stən(t)-sē How to pronounce instancy (audio) \
plural instancies

Definition of instancy

2 : nearness of approach : imminence
3 : immediacy of occurrence or action : instantaneousness

First Known Use of instancy

1515, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Instancy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/instancy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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