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instantaneous

[in-stuh n-tey-nee-uh s] /ˌɪn stənˈteɪ ni əs/
adjective
1.
occurring, done, or completed in an instant:
an instantaneous response.
2.
existing at or pertaining to a particular instant:
the instantaneous position of the rocket.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Medieval Latin instantāneus. See instant, -an, -eous
Related forms
instantaneity
[in-stan-tn-ee-i-tee, in-stuh n-tuh-nee-] /ɪnˌstæn tnˈi ɪ ti, ˌɪn stən təˈni-/ (Show IPA),
instantaneousness, noun
instantaneously, adverb
Synonyms
1. immediate, sudden, abrupt.
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British Dictionary definitions for instantaneousness

instantaneous

/ˌɪnstənˈteɪnɪəs/
adjective
1.
occurring with almost no delay; immediate
2.
happening or completed within a moment instantaneous death
3.
(maths)
  1. occurring at or associated with a particular instant
  2. equal to the limit of the average value of a given variable as the time interval over which the variable is considered approaches zero instantaneous velocity
Derived Forms
instantaneously, adverb
instantaneousness, instantaneity (ɪnˌstæntəˈniːɪtɪ) noun
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