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"transient" in British English

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transientadjective

uk   /ˈtræn.zi.ənt/  us   /ˈtræn.zi.ʃənt/ formal

transientnoun [C]

uk   /ˈtræn.zi.ənt/  us   /ˈtræn.zi.ʃənt/ mainly US formal
(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 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]  us   /ˈtræn·ʃənt, -dʒənt, -zi·ənt/
Even transients just staying a day or two pay sales taxes.
(Definition of transient from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"transient" in Business English

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transientadjective

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