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instancy

[ in-stuh n-see ]
/ ˈɪn stən si /
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noun

quality of being instant; urgency; pressing nature.

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seriousness, pressure, necessity, desperation, stress, exigency, imminence, incitement, insistence, need, criticality, importunity

Nearby words

installment buying, installment plan, instalment, instamatic, instance, instancy, instant, instant camera, instant message, instant messaging, instant photography

Origin of instancy

From the Latin word instantia, dating back to 1505–15. See instance, -ancy
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British Dictionary definitions for instancy

instancy

/ (ˈɪnstənsɪ) /

noun rare

the quality of being urgent or imminent
instantaneousness; immediateness
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