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English definition of “moment”

moment

noun (OCCASION)    /ˈməʊ.mənt/ US  /ˈmoʊ-/
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.Points in time at the moment A2 now: I'm afraid she's not here at the moment.Now 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.NowTemporaryShort in time at this moment in time formal now: I can give no information at this precise moment in time.Now
(Definition of moment noun (OCCASION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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