Definition of temporary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

    

temporary

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adjective
NAmE//ˈtɛmpəˌrɛri//
 
 
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 lasting or intended to last or be used only for a short time; not permanent temporary relief from pain I'm looking for some temporary work. They had to move into temporary accommodations. a temporary measure/solution/arrangement More than half the staff are temporary. opposite permanent
NAmE//ˌtɛmpəˈrɛrəli//
 
adverb We regret this service is temporarily unavailable.
temporariness
 
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NAmE//ˈtɛmpəˌrɛrinəs//
 
noun [uncountable]
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