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Meaning of TEMPORARY

Pronunciation:  'tempu`reree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"
  2. [adj]  not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
 

TEMPORARY is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: acting(a), ephemeral, episodic, evanescent, fly-by-night, fugacious, guest(a), impermanent, improvised, interim, irregular, jury-rigged, makeshift, part-time, passing, pro tem, pro tempore, short-lived, temporal, terminable, transient, transitory, visiting, working(a)
 
 Antonyms: lasting, permanent
 
 See Also: unstable

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Tem"po*ra*ry\, a. [L. temporarius, fr. tempus,
temporis, time: cf. F. temporaire.]
Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited
time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary
relief.

      Temporary government of the city.        --Motley.

{Temporary star}. (Astron.) See under {Star}.

 

 

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