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in·stan·ta·ne·ous

 (ĭn′stən-tā′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Occurring or completed without perceptible delay: Relief was instantaneous.
2. Done or made as quickly or directly as possible: an instantaneous reply to my letter.
3. Present or occurring at a specific instant: instantaneous velocity; instantaneous pressure.

[From Medieval Latin īnstantāneus, from Latin īnstāns, īnstant-, present; see instant.]

in·stan′ta·ne′i·ty (ĭn-stăn′tə-nē′ĭ-tē, ĭn′stən-) n.
in′stan·ta′ne·ous·ly adv.
in′stan·ta′ne·ous·ness n.

instantaneous

(ˌɪnstənˈteɪnɪəs)
adj
1. occurring with almost no delay; immediate
2. happening or completed within a moment: instantaneous death.
3. (Mathematics) maths
a. occurring at or associated with a particular instant
b. equal to the limit of the average value of a given variable as the time interval over which the variable is considered approaches zero: instantaneous velocity.
ˌinstanˈtaneously adv
ˌinstanˈtaneousness, instantaneity n

in•stan•ta•ne•ous

(ˌɪn stənˈteɪ ni əs)

adj.
1. occurring, done, or completed in an instant; immediate: an instantaneous response.
2. existing at or pertaining to a particular instant.
[1645–55; < Medieval Latin instantāneus. See instant, -an1, -eous]
in`stan•ta′ne•ous•ly, adv.
in`stan•ta′ne•ous•ness, in`stan•ta•ne′i•ty (-tnˈi ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.instantaneous - occurring with no delay; "relief was instantaneous"; "instant gratification"
fast - acting or moving or capable of acting or moving quickly; "fast film"; "on the fast track in school"; "set a fast pace"; "a fast car"

instantaneous

adjective immediate, prompt, instant, direct, on-the-spot Death was not instantaneous.

instantaneous

adjective
Occurring at once:
Translations
فَوْري
okamžitý
øjeblikkelig
tafarlaus
momentaliaimomentalus
acumirklīgstūlītējs
anîhemencecik

instantaneous

[ˌɪnstənˈteɪnɪəs] ADJinstantáneo

instantaneous

[ˌɪnstənˈteɪniəs] adjinstantané(e)

instantaneous

adjunmittelbar; death was instantaneousder Tod trat sofort or unmittelbar ein; the reaction was almost instantaneousdie Reaktion erfolgte fast sofort

instantaneous

[ˌɪnstnˈteɪnɪəs] adjistantaneo/a

instantaneous

(instənˈteiniəs) adjective
done, happening or acting in an instant or very quickly. The effect of this poison is instantaneous.
ˌinstanˈtaneously adverb
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At the last Yale-Harvard football game, it conveyed almost instantaneous news to fifty thousand people in various parts of New England.
And though of all men the moody captain of the Pequod was the least given to that sort of shallowest assumption; and though the only homage he ever exacted, was implicit, instantaneous obedience; though he required no man to remove the shoes from his feet ere stepping upon the quarter-deck; and though there were times when, owing to peculiar circumstances connected with events hereafter to be detailed, he addressed them in unusual terms, whether of condescension or in terrorem, or otherwise; yet even Captain Ahab was by no means unobservant of the paramount forms and usages of the sea.
It is hard to say; for in that voyage from which no man returns Landfall and Departure are instantaneous, merging together into one moment of supreme and final attention.
Its effect on Reginald justifies some portion of vanity, for it was no less favourable than instantaneous.
For, although they can inflict instantaneous death by a retrograde movement, yet unless they can at once disengage their stinging extremity from the struggling body of their victim, their own frail bodies are liable to be shattered.
The colour now rushed into Elizabeth's cheeks in the instantaneous conviction of its being a letter from the nephew, instead of the aunt; and she was undetermined whether most to be pleased that he explained himself at all, or offended that his letter was not rather addressed to herself; when her father continued,
There was not even an instant's hesitation upon the part of the latter--it was as though he had not even paused in his swift progress through the trees, so lightning-like his survey and comprehension of the scene below him--so instantaneous his consequent action.
Stepan Arkadyevitch smiled hardly perceptibly, catching the instantaneous change he knew so well in Levin's face, which had become as gloomy as it had been bright a minute before.
Perhaps there was something in that sound more than the mere fact of the strong vibration that produced the instantaneous effect on the frame of the prostrate man, and for the time completely shook off the obstruction of paralysis.
She had taken an instantaneous and illogical dislike to the Rev.
It seemed as if there were an instantaneous impression in her favour, as if his eyes received the truth from her's, and all that had passed of good in her feelings were at once caught and honoured.
Bleeding and weak I reached my women, who, accustomed to such happenings, dressed my wounds, applying the wonderful healing and remedial agents which make only the most instantaneous of death blows fatal.

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