Definition of Instantaneous

1. Adjective. Occurring with no delay. "Instant gratification"

Exact synonyms: Instant
Similar to: Fast
Derivative terms: Instancy, Instant, Instantaneousness



Definition of Instantaneous

1. a. Done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as, the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous.

Definition of Instantaneous

1. Adjective. Occurring, arising, or functioning without any delay; happening within an imperceptibly brief period of time. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Instantaneous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Instantaneous

1. 1. Done or occurring in an instant, or without any perceptible duration of time; as, the passage of electricity appears to be instantaneous. "His reason saw With instantaneous view, the truth of things." (Thomson) 2. at or during a given instant; as, instantaneous acceleration, velocity, etc. Instantaneous center of rotation, in a body which has motions both of translation and rotation, is a line, which is supposed to be rigidly united with the body, and which for the instant is at rest. The motion of the body is for the instant simply that of rotation about the instantaneous axis. Instanta"neously, Instanta"neousness. Origin: Cf. F. Instantane. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Instantaneous

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instantaneous (current term)
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Literary usage of Instantaneous

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1. The Elementary Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid by Edward John Routh (1905)
"It has been shown in Art. 205, that if we neglect the squares of small quantities we may take moments about the instantaneous centre as a fixed centre. ..."

2. The Advanced Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies by Edward John Routh (1905)
"On the Cones described by the Invariable and instantaneous Axes treated by Spherical Trigonometry. Io7. There are various ways in which we may study the ..."

3. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"instantaneous Center. — It was shown in the previous article that a plane motion of a ... This axis is called the instantaneous cans of rotation or the ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"This point is called the instantaneous centre of rotation ; it was ... 4 the normals to и and v intersect at С which, being the instantaneous centre, ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1916)
"166). based, the motion of the railroad company I Annotation—instantaneous death as test of right of action or amount of recovery. 7. Introductory, 1)73. ..."

6. A Treatise on Gyrostatics and Rotational Motion: Theory and Applications by Andrew Gray (1918)
"instantaneous a*ris fixed in the body and resultant angular speed constant. ... (1) Thus the instantaneous axis may be any generator of the cone of which ..."

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