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instantaneous

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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Conversely, the near instantaneousness of development, even in early Polaroid cameras, created what one scholar has called "an instant fossilization of the present" (Trotman, cited in Sarvas & Frohlich, 2011).
Seeing a race unaware of its own instantaneousness in time, they can reel off all the species that have come and gone, with emphasis on those that have specialized themselves to death.
Crossing Pont Marie captures Duncan's experience of the instantaneousness of a moment, Impressionism at its quintessential.
VAN HOOF, RETHINKING THE SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 86 (1983) ("[C]ustomary law and instantaneousness are irreconcilable concepts.
In addition, Echeverria considers distancedness, representability, reticularity, mobility, instantaneousness, multisensoriality, interactivity, neurality, intelectivity, tightness, discontinuity, virtuality and feudality as significant features of the nature of this Universal Digital Network.
Hardt says that the principle of instantaneousness dictates the production of information and entertainment.
The sunlight is dazzling (it also falls so as to seem to spotlight a somewhat enigmatic character in a gray hat); the colors are vivid and with unexpected accords (the red base of a pillar on a building closely matches the red of a T-shirt on one of the fleeing looters); the composition is remarkable (including a Poussin-like doubling of the positions of the legs of two of the running figures); and the facial expressions are for the most part instantly readable (three of the figures look over their shoulders toward approaching danger)--in fact, the entire image is presented under the sign of an instantaneousness that, one feels, could not have been contrived.
The instantaneousness of Machinima lends itself to this comparison with live theatre; the presence of the 3D puppet and the immediacy of the interaction in controlling the avatar for performance are fundamental to the analysis.
Two related features of blogs, instantaneousness and continuousness, are more amenable than the traditional press to flooding strategies.
She provides perspectives on women which include the "fascination" with virgins "the instantaneousness of desire" male/female relationships and "women with the hearts of men.
The character of the machine is that of speed, power, compression, instantaneousness, immense capacity, indifference, and automaticity," he writes.
The seeming instantaneousness of worldwide communication by wireless telegraphy and radio transmission (with radical improvements in the years of the war), the technological innovations frantically fuelled by war itself--the warplane, the submarine, the new kinds of German U-boats, the so-called MAS, or "Motobarca Armata SVAN" (the fast Italian torpedo boats and gunboats developed from around 1915 by the Societa Veneziana Automobili Navali), the machine-gun, the bombs--and, especially, the accelerated rhythm of destruction and mass production of armaments that characterized the first modern war, contributed to bolster the myth of speed as the quintessence of modernity, (20) and the ultimate weapon of contemporary man and "masculine" nations.