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moment

noun uk   /ˈməʊ.mənt/  us   /ˈmoʊ-/

moment noun (SHORT TIME)

A2 [C] a very short period of time: Can you wait a moment? I'll be ready in just a moment. A car drew up outside and a few moments later the doorbell rang. I'm expecting her to come at any moment (= very soon). Have you got a moment (= are you busy or do you have time to speak to me)?
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moment noun (OCCASION)

B1 [C] a particular time or occasion: When would be the best moment to tell the family? Don't leave it to/till the last moment (= the latest time possible). If you want a private conversation with her you'll have to choose your moment (= find a suitable time). The moment (that) (= as soon as) I get the money I'll send the ticket.at the moment A2 now: I'm afraid she's not here at the moment.for the moment B2 If you do something for the moment, you are doing it now, but might do something different in the future: Let's carry on with what we agreed for the moment.at this moment in time formal now: I can give no information at this precise moment in time.
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moment noun (IMPORTANCE)

of (great) moment formal very important: a decision of great moment
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