- lasting for only a moment; passing; transitory
- recurring every moment; constant
- likely to occur at any moment
Origin of momentaryClassical Latin momentarius
- Lasting for only a moment.
- Occurring or present at every moment: in momentary fear of being exposed.
- Short-lived or ephemeral, as a life.
Origin of momentaryMiddle English momentare from Latin mōmentārius from mōmentum moment ; see moment .
(comparative more momentary, superlative most momentary)