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 transient transient

adj

  • of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind  ( transeunt, transient )
    of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
  • noun

  • (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load  ( transient )
    (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load
  • one who stays for only a short time  ( transient )
    one who stays for only a short time
     transient laborers
    transient laborers
  • adj

  • lasting a very short time  ( fugacious, transient, transitory, ephemeral, passing, short-lived )
    lasting a very short time
     the ephemeral joys of childhood
    the ephemeral joys of childhood
     a passing fancy
    a passing fancy
     youth's transient beauty
    youth's transient beauty
     love is transitory but it is eternal
    love is transitory but it is eternal
     fugacious blossoms
    fugacious blossoms