Definition of Momentary

1. Adjective. Lasting for a markedly brief time. "A momentary glimpse"

Exact synonyms: Fleeting, Fugitive, Momentaneous
Similar to: Short
Derivative terms: Fleetingness, Moment, Moment



Definition of Momentary

1. a. Done in a moment; continuing only a moment; lasting a very short time; as, a momentary pang.

Definition of Momentary

1. Adjective. lasting for only a moment ¹

2. Adjective. happening at every moment; perpetual ¹

3. Adjective. ephemeral or relatively short-lived ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Momentary

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Momentary

moment in the sun
moment of a magnet
moment of force
moment of inertia
moment of silence
moment of truth
momenta
momental
momentally
momentane
momentaneous
momentany
momentarily
momentariness
momentarinesses
momentary (current term)
momentary god
momentary gods
momently
momento
momentoes
momentos
momentous
momentously
momentousness
momentousnesses
moments
moments of force
moments of truth
momentum

Literary usage of Momentary

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1. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"But he could not manage finance : he knew values well, but he had no keenness of imagination for momentary results in the shape ..."

2. The Problem of Asia and Its Effect Upon International Policies by Alfred Thayer Mahan (1900)
"... and the consequent momentary effect upon national action, — the momentary insistence of the short view, — there is no necessary change in the conditions ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"... the galvanometer was made by throwing in the switch, and the reading of the instrument was taken after the initial momentary deflection had subsided. ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"It was a most extraordinary thing to see; it was momentary; I do not remember feeling alarmed at all. Some people went out of church ; seme said there was a ..."

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