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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

adjective
2. short-term, acting, interim, supply, stand-in, fill-in, caretaker, provisional, stopgap She was working as a temporary teacher at a Belfast school.

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 ?
An evening with John over the account books usually produced a temporary lull in the culinary enthusiasm, and a frugal fit would ensue, during which the poor man was put through a course of bread pudding, hash, and warmed-over coffee, which tried his soul, although he bore it with praiseworthy fortitude.
One evening in July, when the transient guests who made the New Willard House their temporary home had become scarce, and the hallways, lighted only by kerosene lamps turned low, were plunged in gloom, Elizabeth Willard had an adventure.
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.
A spring, which many long years before had induced the natives to select the place for their temporary fortification, was soon cleared of leaves, and a fountain of crystal gushed from the bed, diffusing its waters over the verdant hillock.
If a physician of high standing, and one's own husband, assures friends and relatives that there is really nothing the matter with one but temporary nervous depression--a slight hysterical tendency--what is one to do?
Hence, too, might be drawn a weighty lesson from the little-regarded truth, that the act of the passing generation is the germ which may and must produce good or evil fruit in a far-distant time; that, together with the seed of the merely temporary crop, which mortals term expediency, they inevitably sow the acorns of a more enduring growth, which may darkly overshadow their posterity.
But his character had been so much enfeebled by suffering, that even its lower energies were incapable of more than a temporary struggle.
I felt that I didn't know so well as Miles, and I took temporary refuge.
But by desperate endeavor we at last shot into a temporary opening; then giving way rapidly, and at the same time earnestly watching for another outlet.
Owing to the peculiar form of the shore on the Kentucky side, the land bending far out into the water, the ice had been lodged and detained in great quantities, and the narrow channel which swept round the bend was full of ice, piled one cake over another, thus forming a temporary barrier to the descending ice, which lodged, and formed a great, undulating raft, filling up the whole river, and extending almost to the Kentucky shore.
But it is easier to deal with the real possessor of a thing than with the temporary guardian of it.
The great bothersome temporary population vanished.

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