- moment of inertia,
- moment of sail,
- moment of truth,
Origin of momentary
Examples from the Web for momentary
It is hardly a rejection of adulthood, rather a momentary escape from routine.Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal|Tim Teeman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They are not the result of momentary negligence or incompetence.The Worst Place in the World for MH370 to Go Missing|Clive Irving|April 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Does this really sound like an event at the beginning of time when the universe experienced a momentary burst of expansion?Evangelicals Still Don’t Know What to Do With the Big Bang|Karl W. Giberson|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His momentary intention to resist this silent request—a “like, seriously?”Watching Us, Watching Them: On ‘The People’s Couch’|Tim Teeman|March 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, I confess, shamefully gave rise to momentary schadenfreude—even glee.
O Mr. Lockwood, I cannot express what a terrible start I got by the momentary view!
The dying man heard him attentively, and the words made a momentary impression.Homeward Bound|James Fenimore Cooper
This causes a momentary vacuum to be formed under the paper, and the pressure of the air above, which is about 15 lb.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
There is a representation; it is inexact, because it is fragmentary and momentary.A Night in the Luxembourg|Remy De Gourmont
Hazzard curled his lips in a faint, momentary grin of superiority.The Deserter, and Other Stories|Harold Frederic
"lasting a moment," mid-15c., from Latin momentarius "of brief duration," from momentum (see moment).