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English definition of “temporary”

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 TemporaryShort in time
temporarily
adverb uk   /-pər.er.ɪ.li/ us    /-pə.rer.ɪ.li/
B2 This office is closed temporarily for redecoration.TemporaryShort in time
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