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temporary

adjective
 
 
/ˈtempərəri/
not lasting or needed for a long time: Renting space in another office building is only a temporary measure.
a temporary job or contract lasts only for a short period of time: According to the report, over 6% of the labour force are working on a temporary basis. temporary jobs/contracts/work
a temporary worker is employed only for a short period of time: The temporary team will be looking to resolve conflicts among relevant executives. temporary workers/staff →  Compare permanent
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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