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Maths
a. occurring at or associated with a particular instant
b. equal to the limit of the average value of a given variable as the time interval over which the variable is considered approaches zero
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There is a great risk of reducing the rich content of eschatology to a kind of instantaneousness of the present decision at the expense of the temporal, historical, communitarian, and cosmic aspects contained in the hope of the Resurrection.
Our capacity to inhabit a permanent, undecaying instantaneousness is the mark of the otherworldliness of our world.
The Internet's speed and instantaneousness infringe on that turf, and many broadcast stations have become less concerned with being accurate than with being first.
With the instantaneousness of Direct Connect going nationwide, emerging alternative walkie-talkie interface technologies will be hard-pressed to compete directly with Nextel.
The schizophrenic is not, as generally claimed, characterized by the loss of touch with reality, but by the absolute proximity to and total instantaneousness with things .
With Louis and Noland there is an all-at-once aspect to the painting's impact - that instantaneousness prized by Clement Greenberg - whereas in Whanki's case there is always an implicit sense of movement and development.
The scene explores the dangerous side of the modern fascination with instantaneousness and mirrors attempts by contemporary photographers to overcome the need for long exposure time in order to capture the moment.
An excellent example of instantaneousness in warfare is found in