Definition of transient adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    transient

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈtrænziənt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈtrænʒənt//
     
    , NAmE//ˈtrænʃənt//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1continuing for only a short time synonym fleeting, temporary the transient nature of speech
  2. 2staying or working in a place for only a short time, before moving on a city with a large transient population (= of students, temporary workers, etc.)
  3. NAmE//ˈtrænziəns//
     
    , NAmE//ˈtrænʒəns//
     
    , NAmE//ˈtrænʃəns//
     
    noun [uncountable] the transience of human life
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