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momentary

[moh-muh n-ter-ee] /ˈmoʊ mənˌtɛr i/
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
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English momentare < Latin mōmentārius. See moment, -ary
Related forms
momentariness, noun
intermomentary, adjective
nonmomentariness, noun
nonmomentary, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for momentariness

momentary

/ˈməʊməntərɪ; -trɪ/
adjective
1.
lasting for only a moment; temporary
Derived Forms
momentariness, noun
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Word Origin and History for momentariness

momentary

adj.

"lasting a moment," mid-15c., from Latin momentarius "of brief duration," from momentum (see moment).

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