transience

[tran-shuhns, -zhuhns, -zee-uhns]
noun
transient state or quality.
Also, transiency.


Origin:
1735–45; transi(ent) + -ence

nontransience, noun
nontransiency, noun
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transient (ˈtrænzɪənt)
 
adj
1.  for a short time only; temporary or transitory
2.  philosophy a variant of transeunt
 
n
3.  a transient person or thing
4.  physics a brief change in the state of a system, such as a sudden short-lived oscillation in the current flowing through a circuit
 
[C17: from Latin transiēns going over, from transīre to pass over, from trans- + īre to go]
 
'transiently
 
adv
 
'transience
 
n
 
'transiency
 
n

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Example sentences
To remain with the transient is to be at peace with transience.
Traditional still-life painting was often used to represent the transience of life.
It supports a feeling of transience and anonymity, almost as in a dining room in a city far from your own.
From a tool of permanence and planning, zoning became an instrument of
  transience and politics.
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