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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.

    Etymology: From temporarius, from tempus

  2. temporaryadjective

    For a limited time, ephemeral, not constant; transient

    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

How to pronounce temporary?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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 Gulf source:

    Saudi Arabia, OPEC and non-OPEC... are continuing their cooperation this year and beyond, it is not something temporary, it is going to be a long-term cooperation for the sake of a stable oil market, however, if any shortage takes place, the producers will coordinate closely and promptly take necessary actions. The OPEC and non-OPEC agreement will remain in place. But the level of the cut may be adjusted if a physical shortage arises.

  2. Sir Richard Francis Burton:

    Broke is a temporary condition, poor is a state of mind.

  3. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw:

    According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Krasner has said he would respond to the coronavirus outbreak by seeking the release of people charged with nonviolent offenses and misdemeanors and asked police to consider the prospect of prison overcrowding when pressing charges. Earlier this week, Philadelphia District Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw clarified a previous statement on a temporary policy regarding delayed arrests for nonviolent crimes during the pandemic. Persons who commit certain nonviolent offenses will be arrested at the scene. Once their identity has been confirmedthey will be released and processed via arrest warrant.

  4. Muhammad Ali:

    Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.

  5. Todd Demetrius Williams:

    Go into everything thinking it may be temporary.

Images & Illustrations of temporary

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. eminent
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    • C. extroversive
    • D. omnifarious

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