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mo·men·tar·y

 (mō′mən-tĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Lasting for only a moment.
2. Occurring or present at every moment: in momentary fear of being exposed.
3. Short-lived or ephemeral, as a life.

[Middle English momentare, from Latin mōmentārius, from mōmentum, moment; see moment.]

mo′men·tar′i·ness n.

momentary

(ˈməʊməntərɪ; -trɪ)
adj
lasting for only a moment; temporary
ˈmomentariness n

mo•men•tar•y

(ˈmoʊ mənˌtɛr i)

adj.
1. lasting but a moment; very brief.
2. that might occur at any moment: to live in fear of momentary annihilation.
3. effective or recurring constantly.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin mōmentārius.]
mo′men•tar`i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.momentary - lasting for a markedly brief timemomentary - lasting for a markedly brief time; "a fleeting glance"; "fugitive hours"; "rapid momentaneous association of things that meet and pass"; "a momentary glimpse"
short - primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"

momentary

adjective short-lived, short, brief, temporary, passing, quick, fleeting, hasty, transitory a momentary lapse of concentration
lasting, permanent, lengthy, long-lived

momentary

adjective
2. About to occur at any moment:
Translations
chvilkovýpřechodný
flygtigmomentan
hetkellinen
trenutačan
pillanatnyi
augnabliks-
瞬間の
순간의
chvíľkový
tillfällig
ชั่วครู่
tạm thời

momentary

[ˈməʊməntərɪ] ADJ [hesitation, silence, weakness] → momentáneo; [feeling] → pasajero
there was a momentary calmhubo un momento de calma

momentary

[ˈməʊməntəri] adjmomentané(e)moment of truth n (= crunch) → moment m de vérité

momentary

adjkurz; glimpse alsoflüchtig; lapse of memory/concentrationmomentan, vorübergehend; a momentary feeling of nauseaeine momentane Übelkeit; there was a momentary silenceeinen Augenblick lang herrschte Stille

momentary

[ˈməʊməntrɪ] adjmomentaneo/a, passeggero/a

moment

(ˈməumənt) noun
1. a very short space of time. I'll be ready in a moment; after a few moments' silence.
2. a particular point in time. At that moment, the telephone rang.
ˈmomentary adjective
lasting for only a moment. a momentary feeling of fear.
ˈmomentarily ((American) moumənˈte-) adverb
moˈmentous (-ˈmen-) adjective
of great importance. a momentous event.
moˈmentously adverb
at the moment
at this particular time; now. She's rather busy at the moment.
the moment (that)
exactly when. I want to see him the moment he arrives.

momentary

مُؤَقَتٌ přechodný momentan momentan στιγμιαίος momentáneo hetkellinen momentané trenutačan momentaneo 瞬間の 순간의 kortstondig kortvarig chwilowy momentâneo моментальный tillfällig ชั่วครู่ bir anlık tạm thời 瞬间的

momentary

a. momentáneo-a.
References in classic literature ?
There was a momentary lull, broken by Hannah, who stalked in, laid two hot turnovers on the table, and stalked out again.
She smiled, as if in pity at her own momentary forgetfulness, discovering by the act a row of teeth that would have shamed the purest ivory; when, replacing the veil, she bowed her face, and rode in silence, like one whose thoughts were abstracted from the scene around her.
Was it, therefore, no momentary mood, but, however skilfully concealed, the settled temper of his life?
But sometimes, once in many days, or perchance in many months, she felt an eye -- a human eye -- upon the ignominious brand, that seemed to give a momentary relief, as if half of her agony were shared.
At this moment Derick was in the act of pitching his lamp-feeder at the advancing boats, and also his oil-can; perhaps with the double view of retarding his rivals' way, and at the same time economically accelerating his own by the momentary impetus of the backward toss.
There were high squeals and low squeals, grunts, and wails of agony; there would come a momentary lull, and then a fresh outburst, louder than ever, surging up to a deafening climax.
He was deliberately cocking his pistol, and, in the momentary silence that followed George's speech, he fired at him.
There were two "Reigns of Terror," if we would but remember it and consider it; the one wrought murder in hot passion, the other in heartless cold blood; the one lasted mere months, the other had lasted a thousand years; the one inflicted death upon ten thousand persons, the other upon a hundred millions; but our shudders are all for the "horrors" of the minor Terror, the momentary Ter- ror, so to speak; whereas, what is the horror of swift death by the axe, compared with lifelong death from hunger, cold, insult, cruelty, and heart-break?
The fatigue was so great that it presently began to make some head against the nervous excitement; while imagining myself wide awake, I would really doze into momentary unconsciousness, and come suddenly out of it with a physical jerk which nearly wrenched my joints apart--the delusion of the instant being that I was tumbling backward over a precipice.
she thought in a momentary burst of vindictiveness.
Weston's suspicions, to which the sweet sounds of the united voices gave only momentary interruptions.
He coloured very deeply, and giving a momentary glance at Elinor, replied, "Yes; it is my sister's hair.