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  Definition of instant
  1. a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
  2. a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I''d do it in a flash"
  3. demanding attention; "clamant needs"; "a crying need"; "regarded literary questions as exigent and momentous"- H.L.Mencken; "insistent hunger"; "an instant need"
  4. in or of the present month; "your letter of the 10th inst"
Similar Words: moment, minute, second, blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute, clamant, crying, exigent, insistent, inst

 

Hyponyms: climax, culmination, eleventh hour, last minute, moment of truth, pinpoint, time, psychological moment

 

Derivational Morphology: flash

 

 
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