Definition of Momentaneous

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

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



Definition of Momentaneous

1. a. Momentary.

Definition of Momentaneous

1. Adjective. (archaic) momentary ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Momentaneous

mombin tree
mombins
mome
moment
moment arm
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 (current term)
momentany
momentarily
momentariness
momentarinesses
momentary
momentary god
momentary gods
momently
momento
momentoes
momentos
momentous
momentously
momentousness

Literary usage of Momentaneous

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1. The Works of George Berkeley ...: Including His Posthumous Works; with by George Berkeley (1901)
"... we must suppose that the nascent principles or momentaneous increments have themselves also other momentaneous increments, which are proportional to ..."

2. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech by Edward Sapir (1921)
""To put on a coat" is momentaneous, "to wear a coat" is resultative. As our examples show, aspect is expressed in English by all kinds of idiomatic turns ..."

3. The Works of George Berkeley, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne by George Berkeley, Arthur James Balfour Balfour (1898)
"... we must suppose that the nascent principles or momentaneous increments have themselves also other momentaneous increments, which are proportional to ..."

4. The Analyst: Or, a Discourse Addressed to an Infidel Mathematician. Wherein by George Berkeley (1754)
"... that the na^rent Principles or momentaneous Increments have ... alfo other momentaneous Increments, which are proportional to their ..."

5. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech by Edward Sapir (1921)
"Our "cry" is indefinite as to aspect, "be crying" is durative, "cry out" is momentaneous, "burst into tears" is inceptive, "keep crying" is continuative, ..."

6. The Works of George Berkeley: Including His Letters to Thomas Prior, Dean by George Berkeley, Joseph Stock (1843)
"... we must suppose that the nascent principles or momentaneous increments have themselves also other momentaneous increments, which are proportional to ..."

7. An Introduction to the True Astronomy: Or, Astronomical Lectures, Read in by John Keill (1739)
"... which is equal to the Angles SBA and BSE; wherefore chat Angle is equal to the Sum of the two Angles SBA and BSE- Therefore the momentaneous ..."

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