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- n. condition of being instantaneous
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being instantaneous.
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- n. the quickness of action or occurrence
While the project aims to capture the inherent "instantaneousness" of the information-filled world of the 21st century, it also highlights absence: the lack of physical intimacy between increasingly isolated bodies.
A snap of action it was, an explosion, an instantaneousness.
Nor could it guess the toughness of the fiber of the flesh, the instantaneousness of the cell explosions of the muscles, the fineness of the nerves that wired every part of him into a spendid fighting mechanism.
They have abandoned much of what makes magazines great by trying to compete with the instantaneousness of the Internet and by reflecting the culture back at itself rather then creating it.
Thomas: The whole transformation into electronic journalism in terms of instantaneousness and brevity, and too little faith in reporting on the scene, makes me fear the corporate heads have reduced the possibility of seeking the truth.
And, as the following essays demonstrate, Romanticism's version of the insistence of the aesthetic is distinguished by what is either an antinomy or an aporia between the insistence of the aesthetic and the instantaneousness of judgment.
But the instantaneousness of it is brilliant-no more hunting up a translation page.
Nonetheless, some contemporary theorists believe that globalization has taken a particularly intense form in recent decades, as innovations in communication, transportation, and information technologies (for example, computerization) have generated stunning new possibilities for simultaneity and instantaneousness (Harvey, 1989).
Heidegger's description of growing possibilities for simultaneity and instantaneousness in human experience ultimately proved no less apprehensive than the views of many of his predecessors.
With these marketing techniques, combined with the "here-and-now" instantaneousness of text messaging, Mobile Voter hopes to use these public spaces to make voting an voting registration and easier process for the masses, especially with the highly mobile and scattered youth population.
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