What does transience mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transience, transiency, transitoriness(noun)

    an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying

  2. brevity, briefness, transience(noun)

    the attribute of being brief or fleeting


  1. transience(Noun)

    The quality of being transient, temporary, brief or fleeting.

  2. transience(Noun)

    An impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying.

  3. Origin: From transient + -ence

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transience(noun)

    alt. of Transiency


  1. Transience

    "Transience" is a short story by Arthur C. Clarke. Probably the most interesting aspect of this story is its opening part - reluctant exploration of the surrounding world by a little child in a way that reminds of the first story in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The story is told through the medium of three children playing at about the same physical location on Earth, but across vast gulfs of time. It is collected in The Other Side of the Sky.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transience in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transience in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Malcolm Muggeridge:

    Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.

  2. Shunryu Suzuki:

    Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer.

Images & Illustrations of transience

  1. transiencetransiencetransience

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