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transient

tran·sient

transient

 
 
pronunciation:
traen zhnt [or] traen zi nt [or] traen shnt [or] traen si nt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: brief in duration; transitory or temporary.
He suffered a transient loss of memory.A weak smile lit up her face, but it was transient.
synonyms:
brief, ephemeral, fleeting, passing, short-lived, transitory
antonyms:
endless, eternal, everlasting, permanent, perpetual
similar words:
evanescent, fugitive, impermanent, momentary, temporal, temporary
definition 2: remaining in one place for only a short time.
It is difficult to estimate the size of such a transient population.
synonyms:
impermanent, short-term
antonyms:
resident
similar words:
itinerant, migrant, migratory, nomadic, peripatetic, temporary, unsettled, vagrant
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who remains in one place for a short time.
He was one of a number of transients who passed through the town that summer looking for work.
synonyms:
itinerant, sojourner, vagabond, wanderer
similar words:
bum, derelict, drifter, hobo, nomad, tramp, vagrant
definition 2: a brief surge of electric current or voltage, which may occur before regular flow is established.
synonyms:
surge