An instance of an object. The object instance is instantiated, or constructed, by a class while an application is running. Its variables and methods are defined by the class from which it is instantiated. Contrast with class instance. ---- PQRS ---- TUV
in equipment communications, an instantiation of an object type. An object type is like a template, while an object instance is the actual object. For example, an actual and specific optical stepper installed in a particular fab is an instance of the type "optical stepper." Contrast instance.