Instantaneous



[in-stuh n-tey-nee-uh s] /ˌɪn stənˈteɪ ni əs/

adjective
1.
occurring, done, or completed in an :
an instantaneous response.
2.
existing at or pertaining to a particular :
the instantaneous position of the rocket.
/ˌɪnstənˈteɪnɪəs/
adjective
1.
occurring with almost no delay; immediate
2.
happening or completed within a moment: instantaneous death
3.
(maths)

adj.

1640s (implied in instantaneously), formed in English from Medieval Latin *instantaneus, from instantem (see instant (n.)) on model of spontaneous. Related: Instantaneousness.

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