• WordNet 3.6
    • n instantaneousness the quickness of action or occurrence "the immediacy of their response","the instancy of modern communication"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n instantaneousness The character of being instantaneous.
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  • Billy Graham
    “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion; it is like a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”


In literature:

An instantaneous change overspread the landlord's visage.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
Almost instantaneously the doctor rose to his feet.
"Kennedy Square" by F. Hopkinson Smith
One drop would cause instantaneous death!
"The Paradise Mystery" by J. S. Fletcher
Nevertheless, his recovery was almost instantaneous.
"The Evil Shepherd" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The death was instantaneous.
"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan" by Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
I was instantaneously healed of a pain in my back, which had troubled me intermittently for years.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
Wicked tongues were of course instantaneously silent.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Death must have been instantaneous.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The magic carpet carries them all home instantaneously, and the orange cures the maiden.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
Instantaneously the light was eclipsed.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance

In poetry:

Some eyes are trained to scan large field
Till instantaneous glance may yield
A knowledge full and plenty;
While others keep a narrow ken
And view the ways of active men
With satisfaction scanty.
"The Five Senses" by Jared Barhite
The launching of the vessel was very well carried out,
While the guests on the stands cheered without any doubt,
Under the impression that everything would go well;
But, alas! instantaneously a bridge and staging fell.
"The Albion Battleship Calamity" by William Topaz McGonagall
Because four brave firemen were killed instantaneously on the spot,
Which by the spectators will never be forgot;
While the Fire Fiend laughingly did hiss and roar,
As he viewed their mangled bodies. with the debris covered o'er.
"The Clepington Catastrophe" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The brain cannot possibly make sense of incoming sensory information instantaneously.
"Landscape is nothing but an impression," said Claude Monet, "and an instantaneous one.
Whether you need to check the weather, your route to work, or the calorie count for all three meals of the day, you can do so instantaneously with the numerous downloadable apps for mobile devices.
Although the area has been in a serious drought over the last couple of months, the instantaneous rush of water caused by the heavy rain overwhelmed the area.
When he became CEO of Schneider Electric's $3 billion North American division based in Palatine, IL, he experienced a nearly instantaneous transformation.
In fact, according to Garrick and Webb2 "overuse injuries outnumber acute, instantaneous injuries in almost every athletic activity".
Suddenly there's crying, a father quick to comfort his shaken-up son and, from Rogen, instantaneous laughter.
The oscillator 's output frequency can be tuned instantaneously in real-time, and the same algorithms compensate for drift over the lifetime of the device.
Mark Bugnaski / Gazette Troy Leinaar, a utility specialist at Western Michigan University's Robert M.Bean Power Plant monitors the instantaneous electrical readings.
Shortly after his 1991 solo debut (at Regen Projects in L.A.), he was featured on the cover of Artforum and almost instantaneously anointed, at the age of 24, as the polymorphously perverse savior of the deflated post-'80s art scene.
I also know that in a world obsessed with the instantaneous sharing of thoughts the internet has provided us, people don't always think before they write things.
Instantaneous Wave-Free Ratio (iFR) Measures Stenosis Severity Without Adenosine.
In listening to and looking at the natural world, light from a scene arrives at our eyes instantaneously, while sound takes time.
Researchers say that exploiting quantum entanglement could lead to near-instantaneous data transmission.
Teleportation , the science-fiction fantasy of moving objects instantaneously through space from one location to another, has become reality—an achievement both more subtle and spectacular than many early news reports indicated.

In science:

Intrinsic properties of non-instantaneous temporal parts raise three issues; which I address in three Subsections.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Of course, this is in effect what happens in an account of persistence that piggy-backs on the classical deterministic laws of motion, determining future and past positions in terms of present position and instantaneous velocity (or momentum).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
My version of perdurantism can agree, in that it might well accept al l non-instantaneous temporal parts, no matter how short-lived: my veto is only against utterly instantaneous parts.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
But it does not describe instantaneous fusions.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Sider! That is: one could combine my perdurantism, the rejection of instantaneous temporal parts, with the stage view.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter