momentaneous


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momentaneous

(ˌməʊmənˈteɪnɪəs)
adj
brief or continuing for a short time only
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Adj.1.momentaneous - lasting for a markedly brief timemomentaneous - 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"
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For the internal water temperature, the exchanged heat is recalculated using the momentaneous temperature of the flue gas, including the condensation heat gains.
New Aqualab, for momentaneous high-volume measurement of moisture and regain in loose fibres and yarn packages.
In Georgian, a secondary suffix -ulob, derived from the Past participle, is mainly used for momentaneous verbs (accomplishments) and has a trivial meaning, i.
Indeed, every action so narrated or nominalized oft en seems to "move away from, not toward, drama." It is as usual a quite expected result when all "acts become nominalized, and their predicate is copular, the verb form for exposition, for a listing of peculiars and propositions." That is to say, "instead of actors performing on a stage, there are increasing numbers of statements of the existence of things" with action that "tends to be durative, not momentaneous" and "one state of affairs [prevails] until replaced by another" (80).
I learned some words, too: "momentaneous," for instance, to describe an event, like the swatting of a fly, that, while it occupies some measurable amount of time in the real--sorry, "real"--world, can be treated by language as instantaneous.