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transient

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈtræn·ʃənt, -dʒənt, -zi·ənt/ us  
lasting for only a short time; temporary: The weakness was transient, and soon I was feeling strong again. Transient also means staying for only a short time: Transient workers come to pick apples and then head south to harvest other crops.
transient
noun [C]  /ˈtræn·ʃənt, -dʒənt, -zi·ənt/ us  
Even transients just staying a day or two pay sales taxes.
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