instant

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Singular
instant

Plural
instants

  1. An instant is a very short time.
    She looked at me and for an instant, I thought she was her mother.
  2. (usually before the noun) Instant is that is ready, or happens, very quickly (in an instant).
    I don't like instant coffee, but that's usually what I drink.
    With his first book, he was an instant success.

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