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Definitions for temporary
ˈtɛm pəˌrɛr item·po·ra·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. temp, temporary, temporary workeradjective

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

  2. impermanent, temporaryadjective

    not permanent; not lasting

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

  3. irregular, temporaryadjective

    lacking continuity or regularity

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

Wiktionary

  1. temporarynoun

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

  2. temporaryadjective

    For a limited time, ephemeral, not constant; transient

  3. Etymology: From temporarius, from tempus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Temporaryadjective

    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. Justice Clarence Thomas:

    In this case, the Court refuses even to grant a temporary stay when it will resolve the issue at hand in several months.

  2. Jerreth Sterns:

    I hope today that everyone back home was watching and they felt just positive about everything and they kind of just forgot about the tornadoes for a temporary moment, i’m glad we got to do that for them today.

  3. Eric Schmitt:

    Today, the Missouri Attorney General’s Office delivered a huge win for the people of St. Louis County and obtained a temporary restraining order, halting the enforcement of the mask mandate, this is an important, hard-fought victory, but our fight against unreasonable and unconstitutional government overreach continues.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

  5. Luigi Speranza:

    What worries me is that some of the factors behind the rebound are temporary, structural reforms could make that more sustainable and build confidence.

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