temporary

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin temporarius, from tempus (time).

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temporary (comparative more temporary, superlative most temporary)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Received Pronunciation (UK): [ˈtempərərɪ]

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  1. Not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.
  2. Existing only for a short time or short times; transient, ephemeral.

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Noun[edit]

temporary (plural temporaries)

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

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