What does TEMPORARY mean?

Definitions for TEMPORARY
ˈtɛm pəˌrɛr iTEMPORARY

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word TEMPORARY.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. temp, temporary, temporary worker(adj)

    a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis

  2. impermanent, temporary(adj)

    not permanent; not lasting

    "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"

  3. irregular, temporary(adj)

    lacking continuity or regularity

    "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"

Wiktionary

  1. temporary(Noun)

    One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.

  2. temporary(Adjective)

    For a limited time, ephemeral, not constant; transient

  3. Origin: From temporarius, from tempus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temporary(adj)

    lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEMPORARY' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2698

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEMPORARY' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2818

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'TEMPORARY' in Adjectives Frequency: #353

How to pronounce TEMPORARY?

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How to say TEMPORARY in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TEMPORARY in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TEMPORARY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of TEMPORARY in a Sentence

  1. Shinzo Abe:

    We'll cut through all the bureaucracy to secure the goods people need for their lives, to improve life in the evacuation centers - such as air conditioners as the hot days continue - and then secure temporary housing and the other things people need to rebuild their lives.

  2. Angela Eagle:

    Call it what you like - co-investing, part-nationalization, temporary public stewardship, or sheltering the assets - it's clear that circumstances may require the government to do this. They should spare their ideological blushes and just get on with it.

  3. Napolean Hill:

    I have also discovered that there comes with every experience of temporary defeat, and every failure and every form of adversity, the seed of an equivalent benefit.

  4. Yasser Abu Ammar:

    This is a temporary home where Syria's many wounded people who have nowhere else to go can stay until they recover.

  5. Forrest Petz:

    I had temporary amnesia, I was asking my coaches why I was there and they would tell me, and I would ask them again why I was there.

Images & Illustrations of TEMPORARY

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