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English definition of “temporary”


adjective     /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 → Compare permanent adjectiveTemporaryShort in time temporarily     /-pəɪ.li/ US  /-pə.rer.ɪ.li/ adverb B2 This office is closed temporarily for redecoration .TemporaryShort in time
(Definition of temporary adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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