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e·phem·er·a

 (ĭ-fĕm′ər-ə)
n.
A plural of ephemeron.

ephemera

(ɪˈfɛmərə)
n, pl -eras or -erae (-əˌriː)
1. (Animals) a mayfly, esp one of the genus Ephemera
2. something transitory or short-lived
3. (Antiques) (functioning as plural) a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels
4. a plural of ephemeron
[C16; see ephemeral]

e•phem•er•a

(ɪˈfɛm ər ə)

n., pl. -er•as for 4.
1. (used with a sing. v.) anything short-lived or transitory.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) such things collectively: a writer of ephemera.
3. (used with a pl. v.) items, as pamphlets, notices, and tickets, orig. intended to be of use for only a short time, esp. when preserved as collectibles.
4. a pl. of ephemeron.
[1670–80; < Greek ephḗmera; see ephemeral]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ephemera - something transitory; lasting a day
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
Translations

ephemera

[ɪˈfemərə] NPL (ephemeras or ephemerae (pl)) [ɪˈfeməˌriː] (= transitory items) → cosas fpl efímeras; (= collectables) → objetos mpl coleccionables (sin valor)

ephemera

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Honor is venerable to us because it is no ephemera.
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