Momentariness

momentary

[moh-muhn-ter-ee]
adjective
1.
lasting but a moment; very brief; fleeting: a momentary glimpse.
2.
that might occur at any moment; ever impending: to live in fear of momentary annihilation.
3.
effective or recurring at every moment; constant.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English momentare < Latin mōmentārius. See moment, -ary

momentariness, noun
intermomentary, adjective
nonmomentariness, noun
nonmomentary, adjective
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momentary (ˈməʊməntərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
lasting for only a moment; temporary
 
'momentariness
 
n

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momentary
1520s, from moment + -ary. Related: Momentarily.
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