ephemerality

[ih-fem-uh-ral-i-tee]
noun, plural ephemeralities for 2.
1.
the quality or condition of being ephemeral.
2.
something transitory.

Origin:
1815–25; ephemeral + -ity

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ephemeral (ɪˈfɛmərəl)
 
adj
1.  lasting for only a short time; transitory; short-lived: ephemeral pleasure
 
n
2.  a short-lived organism, such as the mayfly
3.  a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year, usually less than six months
 
[C16: from Greek ephēmeros lasting only a day, from hēmera day]
 
e'phemerally
 
adv
 
ephemer'ality
 
n
 
e'phemeralness
 
n

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Two elements that originally defined performance art as a medium, unpredictability and ephemerality, were missing.
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