Meaning of INSTANTANEOUS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌin(t)-stən-ˈtā-nē-əs, -nyəs ]


Etymology: Medieval Latin instantaneus, from instant-, instans, noun

Date: 1651

1. : done, occurring, or acting without any perceptible duration of time

death was instantaneous

2. : done without any delay being purposely introduced

took instantaneous action to correct the abuse

3. : occurring or present at a particular instant

instantaneous velocity

• in·stan·ta·ne·ity ˌin-ˌstan-tə-ˈnē-ə-tē, ˌin(t)-stən-tə-ˈnē- noun

• in·stan·ta·neous·ly ˌin(t)-stən-ˈtā-nē-əs-lē, -nyəs-lē adverb

• in·stan·ta·neous·ness noun

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