temporary

[tem-puh-rer-ee]
adjective
1.
lasting, existing, serving, or effective for a time only; not permanent: a temporary need; a temporary job.
noun, plural temporaries.
2.
an office worker hired, usually through an agency on a per diem basis, for a short period of time.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin temporārius, equivalent to tempor- (stem of tempus) time + -ārius -ary

temporarily [tem-puh-rair-uh-lee, tem-puh-rer-] , adverb
temporariness, noun
nontemporarily, adverb
nontemporariness, noun
nontemporary, adjective
untemporary, adjective


1. impermanent, passing. Temporary, transient, transitory agree in referring to that which is not lasting or permanent. Temporary implies an arrangement established with no thought of continuance but with the idea of being changed soon: a temporary structure. Transient describes that which is in the process of passing by, and which will therefore last or stay only a short time: a transient condition. Transitory describes an innate characteristic by which a thing, by its very nature, lasts only a short time: Life is transitory.


1. permanent.
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temporary (ˈtɛmpərərɪ, ˈtɛmprərɪ)
 
adj
1.  not permanent; provisional: temporary accommodation
2.  lasting only a short time; transitory: temporary relief from pain
 
n , -raries
3.  Often shortened to: temp a person, esp a secretary or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis
 
[C16: from Latin temporārius, from tempus time]
 
'temporarily
 
adv
 
'temporariness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

temporary
1547, from L. temporarius "of seasonal character, lasting a short time," from tempus (gen. temporis) "time, season." The noun meaning "person employed only for a time" is recorded from 1848.
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Example sentences
Pilots occasionally report temporary flickering of lights or short-lived
  interference with instruments.
We moved the old refrigerator to the garage, which became our temporary kitchen.
Travel insurance is sometimes mistaken for temporary health insurance, but the
  two are actually different.
Temporary files left by programs slow your machine and eat storage space.
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