113. Instantaneity.

113. [Point of time.] Instantaneity.NOUN. instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy; suddenness, abruptness.

moment, instant, second, minute; twinkling, trice, flash, breath, crack, jiffy, coup, burst, flash of lightning, stroke of time.

epoch, time; time of day, time of night; hour, minute; very minute &c., very time, very hour; present time, right time, true time, exact correct time.

VERB. be instantaneous &c. adj.; twinkle, flash.

ADJ. instantaneous, momentary, sudden, immediate, instant, abrupt, discontinuous, precipitous, precipitant, precipitate; subitaneous, hasty; quick as thought, quick as lightning, quick as a flash; rapid as electricity.

speedy, quick, fast, fleet, swift, lively, blitz; rapid (velocity) 274.

ADV. instantaneously &c. adj.; in no time, in less than no time; presto, subito, instanter, suddenly, at a stroke, like a shot; in a moment &c. n. in the blink of an eye, in the twinkling of an eye, in a trice; in one’s tracks; right away; tout à l’heure [Fr.]; at one jump, in the same breath, per saltum [Lat.], uno saltu [Lat.]; at once, all at once; plump, slap; “at one fell swoop”; at the same instant &c. n.; immediately &c. (early) 132; ex tempore, on the moment, on the spot, on the spur of the moment; no sooner said than done; just then; slap-dash &c. (haste) 684.

PHR. touch and go; no sooner said than done.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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