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Definitions for temporary
ˈtɛm pəˌrɛr item·po·rary

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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

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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. Martin King:

    The yen has continued to slide against the U.S. dollar since the beginning of the month and stateside the market has come to view the Fed is amenable to low-rate support, the yen's recent, temporary strength has not yet been forgotten though, and many will be keeping an eye trained on exporters in the run-up to the Bank of Japan's address on the 23rd.

  2. Steven Dillingham:

    Building on our successful and innovative internet response option, the dedicated women and men of the Census Bureau, including our temporary workforce deploying in communities across the country in upcoming weeks, will work diligently to achieve an accurate count.

  3. Deutsche Bank:

    With only two or three exceptions, the price of oil has fallen below the levels that will be needed to balance government budgets in the major emerging market oil producers this year, with forward markets suggesting that the drop in prices is more permanent than temporary, a period of adjustment will therefore be necessary.

  4. United States:

    These prudent, targeted and temporary actions will decrease the pressure on public health officials screening incoming travelers, expedite the processing of United States citizens and permanent residents returning from China, and ensure resources are focused on the health and safety of the American people.

  5. Mount Sinai:

    We're hoping that might be a temporary trend, but it looks like it is continuing to increase.

Images & Illustrations of temporary

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