What is instant?

  • (adj): In or of the present month.
    Synonyms: inst
    See also — Additional definitions below


An instant is a infinitesimal moment in time, a moment whose passage is instantaneous.

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List Of Microsoft–Nortel Innovative Communications Alliance Products - Formation of Alliance
... unified enterprise communications products such as secure instant messaging, presence, voice and video telephony, and web conferencing ... competes with other competitors in instant messaging such as Google Talk, Office SIP Messenger, Miranda, and AIM ... Many of these other products offer instant messaging, Voice over IP (VOIP), and file transfers at little or no cost ...
L'Instant X - Formats and Track Listings
... These are the formats and track listings of single releases of "L'Instant X" CD single No ... "L'Instant X" (single version) 410 2 ... "L'Instant X" (single version) 410 2 ...
List Of Coffee Beverages - Instant Coffee
... Instant coffee is a beverage derived from brewed coffee beans ... At least one brand of instant coffee is also available in concentrated liquid form ...
... JWChat is a web-based instant messaging client for the XMPP protocol ... It is free software and users can run their own instant messaging equivalent of webmail without limitations or software cost, complimenting the XMPP philosophy of a distributed network ... Although it can connect with traditional instant messengers such as AOL Instant Messenger and ICQ, it runs solely in a browser and does not require downloading or installation of ...
... An instant is a infinitesimal moment in time, a moment whose passage is instantaneous ... and mathematician Bertrand Russell was still seeking to define the exact nature of an instant thousands of years later ... any action exists that causes a reaction in "an instant", rather than a reaction occurring after an interval of time too short to observe or measure ...

More definitions of "instant":

  • (adj): Occurring with no delay.
    Example: "Instant gratification"
    Synonyms: instantaneous

Famous quotes containing the word instant:

    Unpleasant questions are being raised about Mother’s Day. Is this day necessary? . . . Isn’t it bad public policy? . . . No politician with half his senses, which a majority of politicians have, is likely to vote for its abolition, however. As a class, mothers are tender and loving, but as a voting bloc they would not hesitate for an instant to pull the seat out from under any Congressman who suggests that Mother is not entitled to a box of chocolates each year in the middle of May.
    Russell Baker (20th century)

    There is no instant of time when one creature is not being devoured by another. Over all these numerous races of animals man is placed, and his destructive hand spares nothing that lives. He kills to obtain food and he kills to clothe himself; he kills to adorn himself; he kills in order to attack and he kills to defend himself; he kills to instruct himself and he kills to amuse himself; he kills to kill. Proud and terrible king, he wants everything and nothing resists him.
    Joseph De Maistre (1753–1821)

    on the instant clamorous eaves,
    A climbing moon upon an empty sky,
    And all that lamentation of the leaves,
    Could but compose man’s image and his cry.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)