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tem·po·rar·y

 (tĕm′pə-rĕr′ē)
adj.
Lasting, used, serving, or enjoyed for a limited time.
n. pl. tem·po·rar·ies
One that serves for a limited time: an office staffed by temporaries.

[Latin temporārius, from tempus, tempor-, time.]

tem′po·rar′i·ly adv.
tem′po·rar′i·ness n.
Synonyms: temporary, acting, interim, provisional
These adjectives mean assuming the duties of another for the time being: a temporary chairperson; the acting dean; an interim administration; a provisional mayor.
Antonym: permanent

temporary

(ˈtɛmpərərɪ; ˈtɛmprərɪ)
adj
1. not permanent; provisional: temporary accommodation.
2. lasting only a short time; transitory: temporary relief from pain.
n, pl -raries
a person, esp a secretary or other office worker, employed on a temporary basis. Often shortened to: temp
[C16: from Latin temporārius, from tempus time]
ˈtemporarily adv
ˈtemporariness n

tem•po•rar•y

(ˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -rar•ies. adj.
1. lasting or effective for a time only; not permanent.
n.
2. an office worker hired, usu. through an agency on a per diem basis, for a short period of time.
[1540–50; < Latin temporārius=tempor-, s. of tempus time + -ārius -ary]
tem`po•rar′i•ly, adv.
tem′po•rar`i•ness, n.
syn: temporary, transient, transitory agree in referring to that which is not lasting or permanent. temporary implies an arrangement established with no thought of continuance but with the idea of being changed soon: a temporary structure. transient describes that which is in the process of passing by, and which will therefore last or stay only a short time: a transient condition. transitory describes an innate characteristic by which a thing, by its very nature, lasts only a short time: Life is transitory.

temporary

  • booth - First a temporary dwelling made of branches, material, etc.
  • learning cottage - A residential trailer used as a temporary or portable classroom.
  • lodge - First was a temporary dwelling, as a hut or tent.
  • jerry-built - Is either from English dialect jerry, "bad, defective," a pejorative use of the male nickname Jerry, or from nautical slang jury, "temporary," which came to be used of all sorts of makeshift and inferior objects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.temporary - a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basistemporary - a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
Adj.1.temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"
unstable - lacking stability or fixity or firmness; "unstable political conditions"; "the tower proved to be unstable in the high wind"; "an unstable world economy"
2.temporary - lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker"; "employed on a temporary basis"
parttime, part-time - involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity; "part-time employees"; "a part-time job"

temporary

temporary

adjective
2. Intended, used, or present for a limited time:
3. Temporarily assuming the duties of another:
Translations
مُؤَقَّتمُؤَقَّتا
dočasnýprozatimní
midlertidigvikar
tilapäinen
privremen
ideiglenes
bráîabirgîa-
一時の
임시의
laikinumas
īslaicīgs
začasen
tillfälligtemporär
ชั่วคราว
tạm thời

temporary

[ˈtempərərɪ] ADJ [accommodation, solution, licence] → temporal, provisional; [secretary, job, staff] → temporal, eventual; [problem] → pasajero, temporal
this is just a temporary measureesto es sólo una medida temporal or provisional
orthodox treatment gave only temporary reliefel tratamiento ortodoxo proporcionó sólo un alivio temporal or pasajero
temporary workerstrabajadores mpl temporales; (agricultural) → temporeros mpl
"temporary road surface"asfalto provisional

temporary

[ˈtɛmpərəri] adj [loss, relief] → momentané(e); [solution, measure, arrangement, accommodation] → temporaire, provisoire; [work, job, contract] → temporaire; [staff, worker] → intérimaire
a temporary teacher → un professeur remplaçant, un professeur suppléant

temporary

adjvorübergehend; job alsofür kurze Zeit, befristet; arrangement also, method, building, road surfaceprovisorisch; powerszeitweilig, befristet; licencezeitlich begrenzt; our new secretary is only temporaryunsere neue Sekretärin ist nur vorübergehend or für einige Zeit hier; I’m only here for a temporary stayich bin nur für kurze Zeit hier; she is a temporary resident heresie wohnt hier nur vorübergehend; temporary workerZeitarbeiter(in) m(f); temporary staffZeitpersonal nt; temporary refugee (Pol) Flüchtling mit zeitlich begrenzter Aufenthaltserlaubnis; temporary injunction (Jur) → einstweilige Verfügung; temporary restraining order (Jur) → einstweilige (Verbots)verfügung
nAushilfe f, → Aushilfskraft f

temporary

[ˈtɛmprərɪ] adj (gen) → provvisorio/a; (powers, relief, improvement, job) → temporaneo/a; (worker) → avventizio/a
a temporary illness → una malattia passeggera
temporary secretary → segretario/a temporaneo/a or straordinario/a
temporary teacher → supplente m/f

temporary

(ˈtempərəri) , ((American) ˈtempəreri) adjective
lasting, acting, used etc for a (short) time only. a temporary job; He made a temporary repair.
ˈtemporarily adverb
ˈtemporariness noun

temporary

مُؤَقَّت dočasný midlertidig vorübergehend προσωρινός temporal tilapäinen temporaire privremen temporaneo 一時の 임시의 tijdelijk midlertidig tymczasowy temporário временный tillfällig ชั่วคราว geçici tạm thời 临时的

temporary

a. temporal; pasajero-a; [transition period] interino-a; transitorio-a;
___ teethdiente deciduos.

temporary

adj temporal; This bandage is only temporary..Este vendaje es solo temporal.
References in classic literature ?
That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
Both myself and friend, then, are of opinion that little or nothing can be done toward tracing the parties you mention, until the place of their temporary residence after they left Aldborough has been discovered first.
To conclude my explanations, let me tell you that I value your respect for me above everything in the world, and have found it my greatest comfort during this temporary distress of mine.
No matter what the damage was, but it was serious enough to induce me to go aloft myself with a couple of hands and the carpenter to see the temporary repairs properly done.
At the double inquest the coroner's jury found that Daniel Baker died by his own hand while suffering from temporary insanity, and that Samuel Morritz was murdered by some person or persons to the jury unknown.
to Edna his letter of disapproval carried instructions--the most minute instructions--to a well-known architect concerning the remodeling of his home, changes which he had long contemplated, and which he desired carried forward during his temporary absence.
For however eagerly and impetuously the savage crew had hailed the announcement of his quest; yet all sailors of all sorts are more or less capricious and unreliable --they live in the varying outer weather, and they inhale its fickleness --and when retained for any object remote and blank in the pursuit, however promissory of life and passion in the end, it is above all things requisite that temporary interests and employment should intervene and hold them healthily suspended for the final dash.
The position was one of misery for all three; and not one of them would have been equal to enduring this position for a single day, if it had not been for the expectation that it would change, that it was merely a temporary painful ordeal which would pass over.
The recollection of Bill's performance stimulated Miss Leonard into a temporary wakefulness, and she giggled.
A temporary fortification was thrown up for the protection of the party; a secure and comfortable pen, into which the horses could be driven at night; and huts were built for the reception of the merchandise.
At a short remove upon the same temporary platform was an officer in the uniform of his rank, armed.
It was unexpected youth, surging up anew after its temporary check, and bringing with it hope, and the invincible instinct towards self-delight.

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