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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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