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"temporary" in American English

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temporaryadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈtem·pəˌrer·i/
not lasting or permanent: a temporary condition a temporary contract
temporarily
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˌtem·pəˈrer·ə·li/
The player was temporarily suspended from the tournament.
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"temporary" in British English

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temporaryadjective

uk   /ˈtem.pər.ər.i/ /ˈtem.prər.i/  us   /ˈtem.pə.rer.i/
temporarily
adverb uk   /ˈtem.pər.er.əl.i/ /ˈtem.prər.əl.i/  us   /ˈtem.pə.rer.əl.i/

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B2 This office is closed temporarily for redecoration.
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"temporary" in Business English

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temporaryadjective

uk   us   /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
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Translations of “temporary”
in Korean 임시의…
in Arabic مُؤَقَّت…
in Malaysian sementara…
in French temporaire…
in Russian временный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 短暫的, 暫時的,臨時的…
in Italian temporaneo, provvisorio…
in Turkish geçici…
in Polish tymczasowy…
in Spanish temporal…
in Vietnamese tạm thời…
in Portuguese temporário, provisório…
in Thai ชั่วคราว…
in German einstweilig…
in Catalan temporal, provisional…
in Japanese 臨時の, 一時的な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 短暂的, 暂时的,临时的…
in Indonesian sementara…
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