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instant

[ in-stuhnt ]
/ ˈɪn stənt /
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Origin of instant

First recorded in 1350–1400; from Latin instant- (stem of instāns ), present participle of instāre “to be present, urgent,” equivalent to in- in-2 + -stā- stand + -nt- present participle suffix

synonym study for instant

1. See minute1.
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British Dictionary definitions for instant

instant
/ (ˈɪnstənt) /

noun
adjective
adverb
a poetic word for instantly

Word Origin for instant

C15: from Latin instāns, from instāre to be present, press closely, from in- ² + stāre to stand
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