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acting appointed as a temporary substitute for someone absent from an office or position; serving temporarily. [1/5 definitions]
apnea a temporary cessation of breathing.
bedfellow an associate or ally, esp. a temporary one. [1/2 definitions]
binder a temporary, legally valid agreement to purchase insurance, property, or the like, usu. involving partial payment. [1/4 definitions]
bivouac a temporary encampment, esp. military, without protecting shelter. [1/2 definitions]
booth a temporary or loosely constructed stall for displaying and selling goods or giving out information. [1/2 definitions]
breastwork a temporary, hastily built defensive fortification, usu. of breast height.
camp1 to establish a temporary shelter or camp; make camp. [1/8 definitions]
casual a temporary or occasional worker. [1/6 definitions]
cease-fire a temporary suspension of hostilities; truce. [1/2 definitions]
coalition an alliance, esp. a temporary one, of various factions, parties, or nations. [1/2 definitions]
cofferdam a temporary, watertight structure, built to permit construction under water or in wet soil.
conference committee in the U.S. Congress, a temporary panel assembled from members of both the Senate and House of Representatives to resolve differences between two versions of a particular bill and create a compromise version.
cut in computing, to remove (a file or section of a file's data) causing it to be stored in a temporary location, typically in order to place a copy of it in a different location. [1/25 definitions]
delirious in, pertaining to, or displaying a temporary state of mental confusion and incoherence, as from a fever or intoxication. [1/2 definitions]
delirium a temporary state of mental disturbance sometimes caused by high fever, shock, or intoxication, and characterized by confusion, hallucinations, delusions, disturbed speech, and the like. [1/2 definitions]
detour a departure from the direct course, esp. a temporary route established to avoid road blockage or repair. [1/4 definitions]
dip a temporary or moderate decrease. [1/15 definitions]
faint a temporary, usu. brief, loss of consciousness. [1/5 definitions]
fieldwork a temporary military fortification constructed by troops in the field. [1/2 definitions]
functional shift a temporary or permanent change in the grammatical function of a word, such as the use of the noun "fax" as a verb in "We'll fax it to you".