- instant camera,
- instant message,
- instant messaging,
- instant photography,
- instant replay,
- instantaneous sound pressure,
Origin of instantaneous
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But it is important to understand that this effect is neither large nor instantaneous.
By the end of 2013, over 70 percent of humanity will have access to instantaneous, low-cost communications and information.The World Is Getting Better, Argues New Book, ‘Abundance’|Sam Harris|February 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I was nearly 11 years old, and I clearly remember my instantaneous reaction: "I LOVE this, and my parents are gonna HATE it!"
The whole passage, at once slow and instantaneous, was superbly polite in the haute-Anglo fashion.
The anecdote met with instantaneous success, and I hurried away into the dark.The Virginian|Owen Wister
The loud applause was instantaneous, and Jonathan turned quickly to Hepsey, as he stamped his feet and clapped his hands.Hepsey Burke|Frank Noyes Westcott
For that it did demand time, and that it was not an instantaneous creation, is implied in the expression "to form."
On the contrary, he must have given the order to stop with instantaneous alacrity.Angela's Business|Henry Sydnor Harrison
Now we can explain this phenomenon perfectly by the uniform nature and the instantaneous rise of that resulting aggregate feeling.An Introduction to Psychology|Wilhelm Max Wundt
- occurring at or associated with a particular instant
- equal to the limit of the average value of a given variable as the time interval over which the variable is considered approaches zeroinstantaneous velocity
1640s (implied in instantaneously), formed in English from Medieval Latin *instantaneus, from instantem (see instant (n.)) on model of spontaneous. Related: Instantaneousness.