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Noun: instant  in-stunt
  1. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    - blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute [US], jiff
     
  2. A particular point in time
    "the instant he arrived the party began";
    - moment, minute, second
Adjective: instant  in-stunt
  1. Occurring with no delay
    "instant gratification";
    - instantaneous
     
  2. In or of the present month
    "your letter of the 10th instant";
    - inst
     
  3. Demanding attention
    "an instant need";
    - clamant, crying, exigent, insistent

Derived forms: instants

See also: fast, imperative, present

Type of: bit, minute, mo, moment, point, point in time, second

Encyclopedia: Instant