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has gloss(noun) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
twinkling, heartbeat, wink, split second, trice, jiffy, New York minute, instant, flash, blink of an eye
has glosseng: Jiffy is used in different applications for various short, very short, or extremely short periods of time. In informal speech a "jiffy" means any unspecified short period of time, as in "Ill be back in a jiffy", but in other contexts it has more precise definitions. The word is thought to originally be thieves cant for lightning, though this cannot be confirmed.
lexicalizationeng: blink of an eye
lexicalizationeng: flash
lexicalizationeng: heartbeat
lexicalizationeng: instant
lexicalizationeng: jiffy
lexicalizationeng: New York minute
lexicalizationeng: split second
lexicalizationeng: trice
lexicalizationeng: twinkling
lexicalizationeng: wink
subclass of(noun) an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
mo, bit, second, minute, moment
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Asturian
lexicalizationast: periquete
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Czech
lexicalizationces: okamžik
lexicalizationces: mrknutí oka
lexicalizationces: zlomek sekundy
lexicalizationces: moment
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Mandarin Chinese
lexicalizationcmn: chà na
lexicalizationcmn: 刹那
lexicalizationcmn: 剎那
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German
has glossdeu: Ein Jiffy bezeichnet im englischen ein kurzes, häufig nicht näher spezifiziertes Zeitintervall (ähnlich dem deutschen „Augenblick“ oder „Moment“). Es wird vermutet, dass der Begriff aus dem kriminellen Slang des 18. Jahrhunderts stammt. In Wissenschaft und Computertechnik kann „Jiffy“ verschiedene, jeweils für die Anwendung definierte Zeitintervalle beziehungsweise Zeiteinheiten angeben, wodurch eine systembezogene Zeitmessung erlaubt wird.
lexicalizationdeu: Moment
lexicalizationdeu: Jiffy
lexicalizationdeu: Sekunde
lexicalizationdeu: Wimpernschlag
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Modern Greek (1453-)
lexicalizationell: στιγμή
Esperanto
lexicalizationepo: momento
Faroese
lexicalizationfao: løta
Finnish
lexicalizationfin: hetki
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French
lexicalizationfra: instant
lexicalizationfra: seconde
lexicalizationfra: moment
Hindi
lexicalizationhin: camaka
lexicalizationhin: pala
Hungarian
lexicalizationhun: pillanat
Armenian
lexicalizationhye: վայրկյան
lexicalizationhye: ակնթարթ
Indonesian
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Icelandic
lexicalizationisl: augablik
Italian
lexicalizationita: istante
lexicalizationita: momento
lexicalizationita: attimo
Georgian
lexicalizationkat: წამი
lexicalizationkat: მომენტი
Dutch
lexicalizationnld: tel
lexicalizationnld: ogenblik
lexicalizationnld: moment
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Norwegian Bokmål
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Norwegian
lexicalizationnor: øyeblikk
Occitan (post 1500)
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Portuguese
lexicalizationpor: instante
lexicalizationpor: segundo
lexicalizationpor: momento
Russian
lexicalizationrus: мгновение
lexicalizationrus: миг
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Slovak
lexicalizationslk: moment
lexicalizationslk: chvíľka
lexicalizationslk: okamih
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Castilian
lexicalizationspa: instante
lexicalizationspa: segundo
lexicalizationspa: santiamén
lexicalizationspa: momento
Swedish
lexicalizationswe: ögonblick
Kiswahili
lexicalizationswh: kitambo
Thai
lexicalizationtha: ระยะเวลาอันสั้น
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Ukrainian
lexicalizationukr: мить
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