instant

  • 21INSTANT — s. m. Moment très court, le plus petit espace de temps. Il fit cela en un instant. En cet instant. Il ne faut qu un instant. Il a eu quelques instants de relâche. Je reviens dans un instant. Restez encore un instant. Il peut revenir d un instant… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 22INSTANT — n. m. Durée très courte, le plus petit espace de temps. Il fit son ouvrage en un instant. En cet instant. Il ne faut qu’un instant. Il a eu quelques instants de relâche. Je reviens dans un instant. Restez encore un instant. Il peut revenir d’un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 23Instant on — En los computadores, instant on (encendido instantáneo) es la capacidad de arrancar (boot) casi instantáneamente, de tal manera que se pueda estar en línea o usar una aplicación específica sin tener que esperar que sea lanzado el sistema… …

    Wikipedia Español

  • 24instant — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, fleeting ▪ For a brief instant, I thought she was going to fall. ▪ given, one, single ▪ His new …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 25instant — in|stant1 S3 [ˈınstənt] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: Latin instans, present participle of instare to stand on, be present , from stare to stand ] 1.) [usually before noun] happening or produced immediately = ↑immediate ▪ an instant… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26instant — 01. She was too lazy to make herself a sandwich and salad, and decided to just have some [instant] soup. 02. The [instant] replay became a standard technique on television beginning in 1964. 03. The television became an [instant] success when it… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 27instant — in|stant1 [ ınstənt ] adjective ** 1. ) immediate: We can t promise instant solutions, but we can promise to listen. They took an instant liking to each other. 2. ) instant food or drink can be prepared in a very short time, usually by adding hot …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 28instant — I UK [ˈɪnstənt] / US adjective ** 1) immediate We can t promise instant solutions, but we can promise to listen. They took an instant liking to each other. 2) instant food or drink can be prepared in a very short time, usually by adding hot water …

    English dictionary

  • 29instant — /in steuhnt/, n. 1. an infinitesimal or very short space of time; a moment: They arrived not an instant too soon. 2. the point of time now present or present with reference to some action or event. 3. a particular moment: at the instant of… …

    Universalium

  • 30instant — [[t]ɪ̱nstənt[/t]] ♦♦♦ instants 1) N COUNT: usu sing An instant is an extremely short period of time. For an instant, Catherine was tempted to flee... The pain disappeared in an instant. Syn: moment 2) N SING …

    English dictionary

  • 31instant — in•stant [[t]ˈɪn stənt[/t]] n. 1) an infinitesimal or very short space of time; moment 2) the point of time now present: Come here this instant![/ex] 3) a particular moment: at the instant of contact[/ex] 4) an instant beverage or other product,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 32instant — 1 adjective 1 happening or produced immediately: The women took an instant dislike to one another. | a system that provides instant hot water 2 (only before noun) instant food, coffee etc is in the form of powder and prepared by adding hot water …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 33instant — I. Instant. s. m. Moment, le moindre petit espace de temps. Il fit cela dans un instant, en moins d un instant. en cet instant là. à l instant de la mort. il ne faut qu un instant. au mesme instant que ... dans le mesme instant. il a eu quelques… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 34instant — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin instant , instans, from instant , instans, adjective, instant, from Latin Date: 14th century 1. an infinitesimal space of time; especially a point in time separating two… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 35instant — adj. & n. adj. 1 occurring immediately (gives an instant result). 2 a (of food etc.) ready for immediate use, with little or no preparation. b prepared hastily and with little effort (I have no instant solution). 3 urgent; pressing. 4 Commerce of …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 36Instant on — In computers, instant on is the goal of being able to boot nearly instantaneously. Techniques being developed often involve magnetic RAM or deep sleep mode technologies. Fact|date=February 2007 Instant on software and use For Laptops instant on… …

    Wikipedia

  • 37instant — {{11}}instant (adj.) mid 15c., present, urgent, from O.Fr. instant (14c.), from L. instantem (nom. instans) pressing, urgent, lit. standing near (see INSTANT (Cf. instant) (n.)). Meaning now, present is from 1540s, and led to the use of the word… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 38instant — /ˈɪnstənt / (say instuhnt) noun 1. an infinitesimal or very short space of time; a moment: not an instant too soon. 2. the point of time now present, or present with reference to some action or event. 3. a particular moment: at the instant of… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 39Instant — L instant désigne le plus petit élément constitutif du temps. L instant n est pas intervalle de temps. Il ne peut donc être considéré comme une durée. Il désigne dans la conception subjective du temps un moment très bref ; par exagération,… …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 40INSTANT- — {{upper}}INSTANT {{/upper}} 1. {{001f}}kao prvi dio riječi znači da što ima takav sastav ili da je izrađeno u takvoj tehnološkoj pripremi da se može prirediti brže nego što se to radi na uobičajen, tradicionalan način [instant kava, instant… …

    Veliki rječnik hrvatskoga jezika