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in the time of.

< Latin tempore

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temp (tɛmp)
1.  a person, esp a typist or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
2.  (intr) to work as a temp

abbreviation for
1.  temperate
2.  temperature
3.  temporary
4.  tempore
[(for sense 4) Latin: in the time of]

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Word Origin & History

1909 (adj.), 1932 (n.), Amer.Eng., shortened form of temporary (job, employee, etc.).
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Medical Dictionary

temp. abbr.

  1. temperature

  2. temporal

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
  1. temperature

  2. temporary [employee]

test and evaluation master plan
  1. temperance

  2. temperature

  3. template

  4. temporal

  5. temporary

  6. Latin tempore (in the time of)

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Example sentences for temp
Hire the incompetent a temp agency that uses unskilled workers for hire.
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