temps

[French tahn]
noun, plural temps [French tahn] . Ballet.
part of a dance step in which there is no transfer of weight.

Origin:
1885–90; < French: literally, time < Latin tempus

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temp

[temp] . Informal.
noun
1.
temporary ( def 2 ).
verb (used without object)
2.
to work as a temporary.

Origin:
1930–35; by shortening

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

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Word Origin & History

temp
1909 (adj.), 1932 (n.), Amer.Eng., shortened form of temporary (job, employee, etc.).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
temp
  1. temperature

  2. temporary [employee]

TEMP
test and evaluation master plan
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Example sentences
And you'll have it to yourself in the fall, plus cooler temps.
And you'll have it to yourself now that summer crowds are gone, with the bonus
  of cooler temps.
Temps are cool, but resorts' heated pools are swimmable, and the sun still
  shines.
He took our temps, looked in our throats and ears, listened to our hearts and
  lungs and wrote a prescription for penicillin.
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