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"transient" in British English

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uk   /ˈtræn.zi.ənt/  us   /ənt/ formal
lasting for only a ​shorttime; ​temporary: A ​glass of ​whisky has only a transient ​warmingeffect. The ​city has a ​large transient ​population (= many ​people who are ​living in it only ​temporarily).

transientnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtræn.zi.ənt/  us   /ənt/ mainly US formal
someone who ​lives only ​temporarily in a ​place: It's an ​organization set up to ​providemoney and ​help for transients.
noun [U] uk   us   /-əns/ formal
the transience of ​humanexistence/​fame
(Definition of transient from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transient" in American English

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transientadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtræn·ʃənt, -dʒənt, -zi·ənt/
lasting for only a ​shorttime; temporary : The ​weakness was transient, and ​soon I was ​feelingstrong again. Transient also ​meansstaying for only a ​shorttime: Transient ​workers come to ​pickapples and then ​headsouth to ​harvest other ​crops.
noun [C]  us   /ˈtræn·ʃənt, -dʒənt, -zi·ənt/
Even transients just ​staying a ​day or two ​paysalestaxes.
(Definition of transient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transient" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈtrænziənt/
something that is transient only lasts for a ​shorttime: The transient nature of the ​jobsmarket often conspires to ​force young ​people to ​stay at ​home.
WORKPLACE, HR transient ​workerswork in a particular ​place or ​organization for only ​shortperiods of ​time: a transient ​workforce/​worker
(Definition of transient from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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