transitoriness

transitory

[tran-si-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -zi-]
adjective
1.
not lasting, enduring, permanent, or eternal.
2.
lasting only a short time; brief; short-lived; temporary.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English transitorie < Late Latin trānsitōrius fleeting (see transit, -tory1); replacing Middle English transitoire < Middle French < Late Latin, as above

transitorily [tran-si-tawr-uh-lee, -tohr-, tran-si-tawr-, -tohr-, -zi-] , adverb
transitoriness, noun
untransitorily, adverb
untransitoriness, noun
untransitory, adjective


2. See temporary.


2. permanent.
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transitory (ˈtrænsɪtərɪ, -trɪ)
 
adj
of short duration; transient or ephemeral
 
[C14: from Church Latin transitōrius passing, from Latin transitus a crossing over; see transient]
 
'transitorily
 
adv
 
'transitoriness
 
n

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transitory
late 14c., from O.Fr. transitoire (12c.), from L.L. transitorius "passing, transient," from L., "allowing passage through," from transitus, pp. of transire "go or cross over" (see transient).
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