Definitions for Transientˈtræn ʃənt, -ʒənt, -zi ənt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tran•sient*ˈtræn ʃənt, -ʒənt, -zi ənt(adj.)
not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary:
staying only a short time:
transient guests at a hotel.
(n.)a person or thing that is transient, esp. a temporary guest, boarder, or laborer.
Physics. a nonperiodic signal of short duration. a decaying signal, wave, or oscillation.
a sudden pulse of voltage or current.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
* Syn: See temporary.
Origin of transient:
1590–1600; < L transi(ēns), prp. of transīre to cross, pass (see transit ) + -ent
one who stays for only a short time
(physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load
of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious(adj)
lasting a very short time
"the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
Something which is transient.
A transient phenomenon, especially an electric current; a very brief surge.
A relatively loud, non-repeating signal in an audio waveform which occurs very quickly, such as the attack of a snare drum.
A person who passes through a place for a short time; a traveller; a migrant worker
An unhoused person
Passing or disappearing with time; transitory.
Remaining for only a brief time.
Decaying with time, especially exponentially.
having a positive probability of being left and never being visited again.
Occasional; isolated; one-off; individual.
Passing through; passing from one person to another.
Operating beyond itself; having an external effect.
Origin: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo
passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as, transient pleasure
hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape
staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders
that which remains but for a brief time
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. Personnel, ships, or craft stopping temporarily at a post, station, or port to which they are not assigned or attached, and having destination elsewhere. 2. An independent merchant ship calling at a port and sailing within 12 hours, and for which routing instructions to a further port have been promulgated. 3. An individual awaiting orders, transport, etc., at a post or station to which he or she is not attached or assigned.
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