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Definition of Instant


  1. Pressing; urgent; importunate; earnest.
  2. Closely pressing or impending in respect to time; not deferred; immediate; without delay.
  3. Present; current.
  4. Instantly.
  5. A point in duration; a moment; a portion of time too short to be estimated; also, any particular moment.
  6. A day of the present or current month; as, the sixth instant; -- an elliptical expression equivalent to the sixth of the month instant, i. e., the current month. See Instant, a., 3.
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Instant Translations

instant in Afrikaans is rukkie, oomblik
instant in Dutch is moment, oogwenk, ogenblik, tel
instant in Finnish is hetki
instant in French is moment
instant in German is sofort, tafelfertig {m}, Augenblick {m}, Moment
instant in Italian is momento
instant in Portuguese is imediato
instant in Spanish is momentito, instante, momento