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noun instant pronunciation in British English /ˈɪnstənt/
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singularinstant
pluralinstants
  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] an extremely short period of time, that ends almost immediately
    It took only an instant for him to react.
    She paused for an instant and then stepped inside.
    in an instant: The earthquake flattened the whole city centre in an instant.
  2. 2
    [singular] an exact point in time
    At that exact instant, all the lights went out.

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