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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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Temporaryadjective

    Lasting only for a limited time.

    Etymology: tempus, Lat.

    These temporary truces were soon made and soon broken; he desired a straiter amity. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    The republick threatened with danger, appointed a temporary dictator, who, when the danger was over, retired again into the community. Addison.

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. Matt Strawn:

    That personal retail nature of Iowa caucus very may well be an antidote to whatever polling a potential candidate may have back home, the fact that especially Gov. Christie and Gov. Walker were able to win multiple elections in states not traditionally hospitable to Republicans says more than any temporary snapshot of approval ratings back home.

  2. Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2:

    Only the interactions of the senses and sense objects give cold,heat,pleasure and pain. These are temporary, appearing and disappearing; therefore learn to tolerate without being disturbed (2.14)

  3. Senate Intel:

    More than 30 aides to President Donald Trump have been stripped of access to top secret intelligence, two people familiar with the move said. The officials have been notified that they will be downgraded to lower-level ‘secret’ interim security clearances, said the two people. … All of the officials whose clearances were downgraded held the top secret designation on an interim basis. [Chief of Staff John Kelly] set a new policy that took effect last week that permits interim clearances only at the secret level and not permitting temporary clearances at higher levels. … Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley this week called for answers from the White House and the FBI about reports that dozens of top officials still lacked a full security clearance and that some them, including [Jared Kushner], had access to the highly classified President’s Daily Brief prepared by intelligence agencies.

  4. De Haan:

    To that end, the Biden administration went back on it promise regarding human rights and met with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the visit to Saudi Arabia in hopes of increasing OPEC production and bringing down gas prices. While that had the temporary desired effect on prices, recent threats of OPEC production cuts will cause another spike in gas prices that could come at the worst possible time in the midterm election cycle for Democrats.

  5. 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.

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