Definition of “transient” - English Dictionary

“transient” in British English

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transientadjective

uk /ˈtræn.zi.ənt/ us /ˈtræn.zi.ʃənt/ formal

transientnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtræn.zi.ənt/ us /ˈtræn.zi.ʃənt/ mainly US formal

(Definition of “transient” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“transient” in American English

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transientadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈtræn·ʃənt, -dʒənt, -zi·ənt/

lasting for only a short time; temporary:

The weakness was transient, and soon I was feeling strong again.

Transient also means staying for only a short time:

Transient workers come to pick apples and then head south to harvest other crops.
transient
noun [ C ] us /ˈtræn·ʃənt, -dʒənt, -zi·ənt/

Even transients just staying a day or two pay sales taxes.

(Definition of “transient” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“transient” in Business English

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transientadjective

uk /ˈtrænziənt/ us

something that is transient only lasts for a short time:

The transient nature of the jobs market often conspires to force young people to stay at home.

WORKPLACE, HR transient workers work in a particular place or organization for only short periods of time:

a transient workforce/worker

(Definition of “transient” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)