instant instant  /ˈɪn stənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
  2. (n) a particular point in time
  3. (adj) occurring with no delay
  4. (adj) in or of the present month
  5. (adj) demanding attention

Usage(s):

  1. A late bloomer invented the instant noodles that fueled the Asian Miracle.
  2. Other bloggers linked to them; soon the news networks were covering it, and some incriminating instant messages surfaced.
  3. Polaroid Founder-Chairman Edwin Land is a showman who likes to use his corporation's annual meetings to stage splashy demonstrations of the company's latest instant-photography.

News

  1. Instant Checkmate Acquires High Rating From Better Business Bureau

    Instant Checkmate Inc., the preeminent online resource for public records, today announced the honor of receiving an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Redbox Instant, Flixster, Live Events Viewer coming to PlayStation, planned for PS4

    During Sony's E3 press briefing, SCE president Andrew House has announced that both Redbox Instant and Flixster are headed to the PlayStation platforms. Redbox Instant will arrive on PS3 "very soon," said House, while Flixster is slated for this fall. Furthermore, the "Live Events Viewer" will bring on-demand service to the device. Finally, House added that Sony is "working hard to bring all of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Joystiq

  3. Instant Photoshopped Ads

    What do you get when you put together one guy who's really good at Photoshop. a bus stop, and some cameras? Instant ads starring you! Check out these ads that were put together on the spot starring the people waiting for their buses! Amazing! - via YouTube/AdobeNordic. (01:01)
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Philly.com

Quotes

  1. "I think they're instant contenders," Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy, whose team made the finals in 2009, told The Associated Press. "I don't think there's any doubt. They're instant contenders to win an NBA championship."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Stan Van Gundy Source: New York Times

  2. "We tend to want there to be instant success in the world," Bush said after a lunch with Prime Minister John Howard of Australia, "and the task in Iraq is going to take a while."
    on Nov 17, 2006 By: President Bush Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He'll be a tough player to play against," said Sweeney. "Time and space for him is something he can create in an instant. He gets up to speed and he does things at full speed. That's going to create a lot of anxiety for all defensemen."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Don Sweeney Source: Boston Herald (blog)

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