What does temporary mean?

Definitions for temporary
ˈtɛm pəˌrɛr item·po·rary

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.

    Etymology: From temporarius, from tempus

  2. temporary(Adjective)

    For a limited time, ephemeral, not constant; transient

    Etymology: 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. The CEO:

    That's not to say we won't have some periodic disruptions that may create temporary shortages.

  2. Kee Kim:

    If you’re just moving house and it’s temporary, then a brace is a good idea, but using it all the time is counterproductive because you are allowing the muscles to weaken.

  3. Paul Morassutti:

    Is this influx of foreign capital temporary, an aberration, or is it part of a longer-term, sustainable trend? i would argue in a world that has so much uncertainty ... increasingly global investors are going to say Canada is a very good place to be.

  4. Nedda Shafir:

    The district uses the J-1 Visa program as part of its recruiting program. Due to the extreme shortage of teachers in Arizona and the United States, we work on every aspect of recruiting to obtain teachers but it is virtually impossible to fill the number of teachers needed with candidates who are U.S. citizens. This is a temporary, legal way for the district to hire teachers and provides a cultural diversity our schools need and want.

  5. Mark Sanford:

    I think that we serve at the pleasure of the people that we have the honor of serving, every two years we're up for a vote... and I'm very cognizant of the fact that this is a temporary job.

Images & Illustrations of temporary

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