instantaneous

  • 1 Instantaneous — In stan*ta ne*ous, a. [Cf. F. instantan[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as, the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous. [1913 Webster] His reason saw With… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Instantaneous — means appearing on the moment, example: *Instantaneous phase *Instantaneous stability *instantaneous power …

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  • 3 instantaneous — [in΄stən tā′nē əs] adj. [ML instantaneus] 1. done, made, or happening in an instant 2. done or made without delay; immediate [an instantaneous reply] 3. existing at a particular instant instantaneously adv. instantaneousness n …

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  • 4 instantaneous — I adjective abrupt, expeditious, hasty, hurried, immediate, instant, occurring in an instant, praesens, prompt, quick, rapid, simultaneous, speedy, subitus, swift, without delay, without perceptible time lapse II index immediate …

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  • 5 instantaneous — 1640s (implied in instantaneously), formed in English from M.L. *instantaneus, from instantem (see INSTANT (Cf. instant) (n.)) on model of spontaneous, simultaneous. Related: Instantaneousness …

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  • 6 instantaneous — [adj] immediate direct, fast, hair trigger*, in a flash*, instant, momentary, quick, rapid, spontaneous, transitory; concept 820 Ant. delayed, eventual, late, later …

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  • 7 instantaneous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) occurring or done instantly. 2) Physics existing or measured at a particular instant. DERIVATIVES instantaneity noun instantaneously adverb instantaneousness noun …

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  • 8 instantaneous — adjective 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 <… …

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  • 9 instantaneous — instantaneity /in stan tn ee i tee, in steuhn teuh nee /, instantaneousness, n. instantaneously, adv. /in steuhn tay nee euhs/, adj. 1. occurring, done, or completed in an instant: an instantaneous response. 2. existing at or pertaining to a… …

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  • 10 instantaneous — [[t]ɪ̱nstənte͟ɪniəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is instantaneous happens immediately and very quickly. Death was not instantaneous because none of the bullets hit the heart. Syn: immediate Derived words: instantaneously ADV ADV with v Airbags… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 instantaneous — /ɪnstənˈteɪniəs / (say instuhn tayneeuhs) adjective 1. occurring, done, or completed in an instant: an instantaneous explosion. 2. existing at or relating to a particular instant: the instantaneous position of something. {Medieval Latin… …

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  • 12 instantaneous — adjective Occurring, arising, or functioning without any delay; happening within an imperceptibly brief period of time. This instantaneous motion is supposed by you, to be infinitely swift. Syn: instant …

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  • 13 instantaneous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ Her death was almost instantaneous. ADVERB ▪ almost, nearly, virtually …

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  • 14 instantaneous — in|stan|ta|ne|ous [ˌınstənˈteıniəs] adj happening immediately ▪ modern methods of instantaneous communication >instantaneously adv …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 instantaneous — in|stan|ta|ne|ous [ ,ınstən teıniəs ] adjective immediate: INSTANT: Recently developed medical tests can give instantaneous results. ╾ in|stan|ta|ne|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 instantaneous — adjective happening immediately: The computer gives an instantaneous response. instantaneously adverb instantaneousness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 instantaneous — adjective it doesn t have the instantaneous delivery aspect of the Internet but you ll get much higher resolution Syn: immediate, instant, on the spot, prompt, swift, speedy, rapid, quick, express, expedutious, lightning; sudden, hurried,… …

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  • 18 instantaneous — UK [ˌɪnstənˈteɪnɪəs] / US adjective immediate Recently developed medical tests can give instantaneous results. Derived word: instantaneously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 19 instantaneous — in•stan•ta•ne•ous [[t]ˌɪn stənˈteɪ ni əs[/t]] adj. 1) occurring, done, or completed in an instant; immediate: an instantaneous response[/ex] 2) existing at or pertaining to a particular instant • Etymology: 1645–55; < ML instantāneus. See… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 instantaneous — Done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous. Not synonymous with immediate. Sawyers v Perry, 88 Me 42, 48 …

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