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temporary

adjective uk   /ˈtem.pər.ər.i/ /-prər-/  us   /-pə.rer.i/
B1 not lasting or needed for very long: The ceasefire will only provide a temporary solution to the crisis. temporary staff
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temporarily
adverb uk   /-pər.er.ɪ.li/  us   /-pə.rer.ɪ.li/
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B2 This office is closed temporarily for redecoration.
Translations of “temporary”
in Arabic مُؤَقَّت…
in Korean 임시의…
in Malaysian sementara…
in French temporaire…
in Turkish geçici…
in Italian temporaneo, provvisorio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短暫的, 暫時的,臨時的…
in Russian временный…
in Polish tymczasowy…
in Vietnamese tạm thời…
in Spanish temporal…
in Portuguese temporário, provisório…
in Thai ชั่วคราว…
in German einstweilig…
in Catalan temporal, provisional…
in Japanese 臨時の, 一時的な…
in Indonesian sementara…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短暂的, 暂时的,临时的…
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