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ˈtræn ʃənt, -ʒənt, -zi ənttran·sient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transient(noun)

    one who stays for only a short time

    "transient laborers"

  2. transient(adj)

    (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

  3. transeunt, transient(adj)

    of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind

  4. ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious(adj)

    lasting a very short time

    "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"

Wiktionary

  1. transient(Noun)

    Something which is transient.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  2. transient(Noun)

    A transient phenomenon, especially an electric current; a very brief surge.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  3. transient(Noun)

    A relatively loud, non-repeating signal in an audio waveform which occurs very quickly, such as the attack of a snare drum.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  4. transient(Noun)

    A person who passes through a place for a short time; a traveller; a migrant worker

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  5. transient(Noun)

    An unhoused person

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  6. transient(Adjective)

    Passing or disappearing with time; transitory.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  7. transient(Adjective)

    Remaining for only a brief time.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  8. transient(Adjective)

    Decaying with time, especially exponentially.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  9. transient(Adjective)

    having a positive probability of being left and never being visited again.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  10. transient(Adjective)

    Occasional; isolated; one-off; individual.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  11. transient(Adjective)

    Passing through; passing from one person to another.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

  12. transient(Adjective)

    Operating beyond itself; having an external effect.

    Etymology: From stem of transiens, present participle of transeo

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transient(adj)

    passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as, transient pleasure

  2. Transient(adj)

    hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape

  3. Transient(adj)

    staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders

  4. Transient(noun)

    that which remains but for a brief time

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Transient

    tran′shent, adj. passing: of short duration: not lasting: momentary: (mus.) intermediate.—ns. Tran′sience, Tran′siency, transientness.—adv. Tran′siently.—n. Tran′sientness. [L. transienstrans, across, īre, itum, to go.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. transient

    1. Personnel, ships, or craft stopping temporarily at a post, station, or port to which they are not assigned or attached, and having destination elsewhere. 2. An independent merchant ship calling at a port and sailing within 12 hours, and for which routing instructions to a further port have been promulgated. 3. An individual awaiting orders, transport, etc., at a post or station to which he or she is not attached or assigned.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transient in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of transient in a Sentence

  1. Jorge Neri:

    Had we had cleaner lists, had we had not such a transient population, we would be focused more on the volunteer recruitment.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Everything here (on earth) is transient in nature i.e. everything is destined to last just for a short time. Now, that is why everything comes and goes. Oh! yes, nothing is constant and unchanging except change itself. Thus, never be carried away by luxuries of life. Moreover, never boast about vanities of life (your beauty, handsomeness, riches, money, wealth, assets, wisdom, insights, knowledge or stuffs like that). For surely, you will sooner or later abandon or leave everything you've acquired behind someday. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    What you see with your eyes are transient and ephemeral, what you see through your heart is everlasting and eternal.

  4. H. L. Mencken:

    A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.

  5. Agnes Repplier:

    A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.

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Translations for transient

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  • عابرArabic
  • vergänglich, kurzlebig, transientGerman
  • παροδικός, παροδικήGreek
  • transitorio, transeunte, trotamundoSpanish
  • گذراPersian
  • katoava, katoavainen, hetkellinen, ohimenevä, häipyvä, lyhytaikainenFinnish
  • transitoire, éphémère, clodo, itinérant, sans-abri, provisoire, temporaire, clochard, bref, fugace, SDF, passagerFrench
  • חולףHebrew
  • transitorioItalian
  • 一時的なもの, 儚い, 過渡現象, 一時的, 過渡, 精神の外部, 瞬間的, 渡り労働者, ホームレスJapanese
  • tūao, rangitahiMāori
  • eindig, vergankelijkDutch
  • transitórioPortuguese
  • tranzient, trecător, efemer, tranzitoriuRomanian
  • преходящий, скоротечный, кратковременный, временный, случайный, мимолётный, недолговечный, транзиторный, отдельныйRussian
  • övergående, förgänglig, flyktig, kortvarigSwedish
  • நிலையற்றTamil
  • 短暫的Chinese

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