What does temp mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temp, temporary, temporary workernoun

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


  1. tempnoun

    a temporary employee, usually in an office

  2. tempverb

    To work as a temporary employee.

Suggested Resources

  1. TEMP

    What does TEMP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the TEMP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. TEMP

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Temp is ranked #123064 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Temp surname appeared 140 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Temp.

    91.4% or 128 total occurrences were White.
    4.2% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of temp in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of temp in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of temp in a Sentence

  1. Lauren Ferrara:

    A lot of clients are telling us' We don't care if its temp or contract work or full-time, we are flexible to whatever the candidate wants,'.

  2. Celene Perez:

    What is also significant is that Warehouse Workers Resource Center applies to temp workers as well as direct employers. The complaint made very clear that California Cartage and Orient Tally violated the rights of both workers.

  3. Ramon Llamas:

    Look for a number of health solutions, especially those that claim that they can tell you if you are showing signs of possible infection -- raised body temp, elevated heart rate and respiration -- or if you are socially distanced enough, or look at different disinfection solutions for the home, similar to the ones that claim they can zap unwanted or dangerous microbes on your phone.

  4. Julia Pollak:

    The recent decline in temp staffing is mostly the result of a healthy recovery in full-time, in-house hiring, but if it falls much below 3 million, I think that would be a warning sign as well.

  5. Elizabeth Bunn:

    You literally can walk into almost any non-union manufacturing plant in the United States and you'll see workers working on a line and not be able to distinguish who is temp from an agency and who is a direct employee of the company.

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