Definition of instantaneousness in US English:



  • See instantaneous

    • ‘All this demands from the dancer openness and vulnerability to the instantaneousness of the moment, much more than in the process of a choreographed performance.’
    • ‘These traits are: collective autism, bombast of presentation to the point of unreality, moral narcissism, a chronic lack of sober foresight, and total immersion in instantaneousness.’
    • ‘Terms such as rapid deployment, power projection, and mobilization all connote an element of instantaneousness in warfare.’
    • ‘The sight, and the instantaneousness of it, made her feel ill.’
    • ‘What he was hankering after had to approximate the instantaneousness of painting - the fact that paintings are seen all at once, in a resonant ‘now’ - and simultaneously had to evoke a particular medium of painting.’