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English definition of “transient”

transient

adjective     /ˈtræn.zi.ənt/ US  /ənt/ formal
lasting for only a short time; temporary: A glass of whisky has only a transient warming effect. The city has a large transient population (= many people who are living in it only temporarily).TemporaryShort in timeShort in timeTemporary
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