Definition of momentary in English:

momentary

Line breaks: mo¦ment|ary
Pronunciation: /ˈməʊm(ə)nt(ə)ri
 
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adjective

Derivatives

momentariness

noun
More example sentences
  • The thesis of the momentariness of human existence has had a recent defender in Derek Parfit.
  • Despite their momentariness within the whole work, it is probable that a late 15 th-century audience familiar with the chanson would have found these quotations striking.
  • Despite the extreme artificiality and banality of this Hollywood equation, he manages to convey some of the charged momentariness of a real-life encounter.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin momentarius, from momentum (see moment).

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