English edit

Etymology edit

Compare Old French momental.

Adjective edit

momental (comparative more momental, superlative most momental)

  1. (obsolete) Lasting only for a moment; brief.
    • 1611, Nathaniel Baxter, Sir Philip Sydneys Ourania:
      Not one momentall minute doth she swerve
    • 1994, Sandhya, Widowhood: A Socio-psychiatric Study:
      Self-immolation was momental suffering but widowhood was a lifelong
  2. (obsolete) important; momentous
  3. (obsolete, engineering) Of or relating to moment or momentum.
    • 1877, Edward John Routh, An Elementary Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies:
      momental ellipsoid

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “momental”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

From moment +‎ -al.

Adjective edit

momental m or n (feminine singular momentală, masculine plural momentali, feminine and neuter plural momentale)

  1. temporary

Declension edit

Adverb edit


References edit

  • momental in Academia Română, Micul dicționar academic, ediția a II-a, Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2010. →ISBN