transiently

transient

[tran-shuhnt, -zhuhnt, -zee-uhnt]
adjective
1.
not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
2.
lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority.
3.
staying only a short time: the transient guests at a hotel.
4.
Philosophy, transeunt.
noun
5.
a person or thing that is transient, especially a temporary guest, boarder, laborer, or the like.
6.
Mathematics.
a.
a function that tends to zero as the independent variable tends to infinity.
b.
a solution, especially of a differential equation, having this property.
7.
Physics.
a.
a nonperiodic signal of short duration.
b.
a decaying signal, wave, or oscillation.
8.
Electricity. a sudden pulse of voltage or current.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin transi(ēns) (nominative singular), present participle of transīre to pass by, literally, go across + -ent; see transeunt

transiently, adverb
transientness, noun
nontransient, adjective
nontransiently, adverb
nontransientness, noun
untransient, adjective
untransiently, adverb
untransientness, noun


2. fleeting, flitting, flying, fugitive, evanescent. See temporary.


2. permanent.
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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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transient
1607, from L. transiens (acc. transientem) "passing over or away," prp. of transire "cross over, pass away," from trans- "across" + ire "to go." The noun is first attested 1652; specific sense of "transient guest or boarder" first recorded 1880. Transience is first recorded 1745.
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