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Meaning of “moment” - Learner’s Dictionary

moment

noun     /ˈməʊmənt/
SHORT TIME [C] A2 a very short period of time: I'll be back in a moment. For a moment I thought it was Anna. Could you wait a moment?Short in timeTemporary
POINT IN TIME [C] B1 a point in time: Just at that moment, the phone rang.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: For the moment, let's do what we agreed to.Now
the moment (that) as soon as: I'll call you the moment I hear anything.Points in time
→  See also on the spur of the moment , have a senior, blond, etc moment
(Definition of moment from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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