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moment

noun [C]  /ˈmoʊ·mənt/ us  

moment noun [C] (SHORT TIME)

a very short period of time: Hold still for a moment while I tie your shoe. I’ll be ready in just a moment.

moment noun [C] (OCCASION)

a particular time or occasion: I’m waiting for the right moment to tell her the good news. Just at that moment, the phone rang. Are you staying with your mother at the moment (= now)? A moment is also a special time or opportunity: You know that when that curtain goes up, it’s going to be your big moment.
momentary
adjective [not gradable]  /ˈmoʊ·mənˌter·i/ us  
There was a momentary lull in the conversation.
Translations of “moment”
in Korean 찰나, 시점…
in Arabic لَحْظة…
in French moment, instant…
in Turkish saniye, an, lahza…
in Italian momento, attimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短時間, 片刻,瞬間,刹那…
in Russian мгновение, миг, момент…
in Polish chwila, moment…
in Spanish momento, instante…
in Portuguese momento, instante…
in German der Moment, der Augenblick…
in Catalan moment…
in Japanese 短い時間, 瞬間…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短时间, 片刻,瞬间,刹那…
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