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  • instant — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin instant , instans, from instant , instans, adjective, instant, from Latin Date: 14th century 1. an infinitesimal space of time; especially a point in time separating two… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Instant replay in baseball — Box containing the console for MLB instant replay reviews at Safeco Field. This console is located in the tunnel between the field and the umpires clubhouse. In Major League Baseball, a system similar to that in the National Hockey League for the …   Wikipedia

  • instant — /in steuhnt/, n. 1. an infinitesimal or very short space of time; a moment: They arrived not an instant too soon. 2. the point of time now present or present with reference to some action or event. 3. a particular moment: at the instant of… …   Universalium

  • instant — in•stant [[t]ˈɪn stənt[/t]] n. 1) an infinitesimal or very short space of time; moment 2) the point of time now present: Come here this instant![/ex] 3) a particular moment: at the instant of contact[/ex] 4) an instant beverage or other product,… …   From formal English to slang

  • instant — adj. & n. adj. 1 occurring immediately (gives an instant result). 2 a (of food etc.) ready for immediate use, with little or no preparation. b prepared hastily and with little effort (I have no instant solution). 3 urgent; pressing. 4 Commerce of …   Useful english dictionary

  • instant — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sudden, immediate, direct, instantaneous. See instantaneity. n. second, moment; minute; twinkling, jiffy. See necessity, present. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. immediate, prompt, instantaneous, on the …   English dictionary for students

  • Instantaneous — In stan*ta ne*ous, a. [Cf. F. instantan[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as, the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous. [1913 Webster] His reason saw With… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instantaneous axis of rotation — Instantaneous In stan*ta ne*ous, a. [Cf. F. instantan[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as, the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous. [1913 Webster] His reason saw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instantaneous center of rotation — Instantaneous In stan*ta ne*ous, a. [Cf. F. instantan[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as, the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous. [1913 Webster] His reason saw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instantaneously — Instantaneous In stan*ta ne*ous, a. [Cf. F. instantan[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. Done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as, the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous. [1913 Webster] His reason saw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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