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transient (adj) purely temporary; working or staying for a short time.

Anything transient exists or continues only for a short time. It is purely temporary. Philosophers say that life on this earth is transient. They mean that life is for only a short period. Transient labor is a set of laborers working for a short period at one place before moving on to another place.

  • Fashions in clothes and jewelry are transient. They are in vogue for only is permanent a short time, and are replaced by new fashions.
  • Nothing is permanent in this world. Every thing is transient. It is there for a short time and is seen no more.
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