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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 ?
Thus a momentary thing is a set of particulars, while a thing (which may be identified with the whole history of the thing) is a series of such sets of particulars.
A momentary change passed over the blank terror of her face.
The Communists fight for the attainment of the immediate aims, for the enforcement of the momentary interests of the working class; but in the movement of the present, they also represent and take care of the future of that movement.
But even if- imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause- we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
The smiling lips tensed to the nervous shock of a momentary agony which the conscious mind never apprehended, and then the dead sank limply back into that deepest of slumbers from which there is no awakening.
If ye believed more in life, then would ye devote yourselves less to the momentary.
Then he caught a glimpse, through the darkness of that charnel-house, of the still brilliant eye of his friend, to whom the momentary lifting of the mass restored a momentary respiration.
Even the momentary delay of entering one of the reception-rooms was more than he could endure at that moment.
She never even let you catch a momentary glance at her face?
The flare was momentary, followed by black darkness, in which, however, the apparition still showed white and motionless; then by insensible degrees it faded and vanished, like a bright image on the retina after the closing of the eyes.
If Emma had still, at intervals, an anxious feeling for Harriet, a momentary doubt of its being possible for her to be really cured of her attachment to Mr.
After a momentary doubt, I decided on executing the new commission.