Definitions for instantaneousˌɪn stənˈteɪ ni əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. instantaneous, instant(a)(adj)

    occurring with no delay

    "relief was instantaneous"; "instant gratification"

Wiktionary

  1. instantaneous(Adjective)

    Occurring, arising, or functioning without any delay; happening within an imperceptibly brief period of time.

  2. Origin: 17th century

Webster Dictionary

  1. Instantaneous(adj)

    done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as, the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous

  2. Instantaneous(adj)

    at or during a given instant; as, instantaneous acceleration, velocity, etc

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. instantan.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Watterson:

    Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous - Calvin

  2. Christie Lunsford:

    Vaporized cannabis is a really significant trend in both medical and adult use, it's consistent, it's almost instantaneous, and it's appropriate for a wide variety of consumers.

  3. Christie Lunsford:

    Vaporized cannabis is a really significant trend in both medical and adult use, it's consistent, it's almost instantaneous, and it's appropriate for a wide variety of consumers.

  4. Vice President Joe Biden:

    What shape we’d be in as a nation if we didn’t have you doing the job, we expect you to do everything. We expect you to be constitutional scholars. We expect you to have instantaneous reactions to a crisis without making any mistake or without knowing what’s behind that door or what’s in that guy’s pocket.

  5. Longfellow:

    In the life of every man there are sudden transitions of feeling, which seem almost miraculous. At once, as if some magician had touched the heavens and the earth, the dark clouds melt into the air, the wind falls, and serenity succeeds the storm. The causes which produce these changes may have been long at work within us, but the changes themselves are instantaneous, and apparently without sufficient cause.

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