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instantaneous

Pronunciation: /ˌɪnstənˈteɪniəs/

Translation of instantaneous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • instantáneo don't expect their reaction to be instantaneous no esperes que reaccionen al instante or enseguida
    Example sentences
    • This death would have been rapid, almost instantaneous.
    • Yet mathematicians were able to revolutionize the subject by inventing a whole new language of mathematics which was capable of expressing instantaneous change: that language was the calculus.
    • Once airborne I could immediately feel the aircraft's sensitivity because every change in height and direction is instantaneous.

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