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transience

[tran-shuh ns, -zhuh ns, -zee-uh ns] /ˈtræn ʃəns, -ʒəns, -zi əns/
noun
1.
transient state or quality.
Also, transiency.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; transi(ent) + -ence
Related forms
nontransience, noun
nontransiency, noun
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  • Thus, it is probably inevitable that his pontificate is being marked by a certain sense of indecision and transiency.
  • Makes special investigations of areas of city characterized by high rates of transiency.
  • The transiency of the target habitat is also important.
Word Origin and History for transiency

transience

n.

1745; see transient + -ence.

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