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transitoryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtræn·zɪˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/ fml
not permanent; temporary: the transitory nature of life
(Definition of transitory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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transitoryadjective

uk   us   /ˈtrænsɪtəri/
only lasting for a short period of time: A growing proportion of the population are in a transitory stage between paid employment and old age. transitory factors/issues a transitory phase/period
(Definition of transitory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “transitory”
in Chinese (Simplified) 短暂的,转瞬即逝的…
in Turkish geçici, gelip geçici…
in Russian преходящий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短暫的,轉瞬即逝的…
in Polish przemijajacy, krótkotrwały, przejściowy…
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