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tran·si·ent

 (trăn′zē-ənt, -zhənt, -shənt)
adj.
1. Passing with time; transitory: "the transient beauty of youth" (Lydia M. Child).
2. Remaining in a place only a brief time: transient laborers.
3. Physics Decaying with time, especially as a simple exponential function of time.
n.
1. One that is transient, especially a hotel guest or boarder who stays for only a brief time.
2. Physics A transient phenomenon or property, especially a transient electric current.

[Alteration of Latin trānsiēns, trānseunt-, present participle of trānsīre, to go over : trāns-, over; see trans- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

tran′si·ent·ly adv.

transient

(ˈtrænzɪənt)
adj
1. for a short time only; temporary or transitory
2. (Philosophy) philosophy a variant of transeunt
n
3. a transient person or thing
4. (General Physics) physics a brief change in the state of a system, such as a sudden short-lived oscillation in the current flowing through a circuit
[C17: from Latin transiēns going over, from transīre to pass over, from trans- + īre to go]
ˈtransiently adv
ˈtransience, ˈtransiency n

tran•sient

(ˈtræn ʃənt, -ʒənt, -zi ənt)

adj.
1. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory.
2. lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority.
3. staying only a short time: transient guests at a hotel.
n.
4. a person or thing that is transient, esp. a temporary guest, boarder, or laborer.
5. Physics.
a. a nonperiodic signal of short duration.
b. a decaying signal, wave, or oscillation.
6. a sudden pulse of voltage or current.
[1590–1600; < Latin transi(ēns), present participle of transīre to cross, pass (see transit) + -ent]
tran′science, tran′scien•cy, n.
tran′sient•ly, adv.
syn: See temporary.

transient

1. Personnel, ships, or craft stopping temporarily at a post, station, or port to which they are not assigned or attached, and having destination elsewhere.
2. An independent merchant ship calling at a port and sailing within 12 hours, and for which routing instructions to a further port have been promulgated.
3. An individual awaiting orders, transport, etc., at a post or station to which he or she is not attached or assigned.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transient - one who stays for only a short timetransient - one who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers"
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
2.transient - (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or loadtransient - (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
oscillation, vibration - (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
Adj.1.transient - of a mental acttransient - of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
2.transient - lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
impermanent, temporary - not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary housing"

transient

transient

adjective
Translations
transienttransitorisch

transient

[ˈtrænzɪənt]
A. ADJtransitorio, pasajero
B. N (US) → transeúnte mf

transient

[ˈtrænziənt] adj [feeling, pain] → passager/ère; [relationship, quality, nature] → éphémère
the transient nature of fashion
(SCIENCE) [state, behaviour] → transitoire

transient

adj
lifekurz; grief, joy, pleasurekurzlebig, vergänglich, vorübergehend; interestkurzlebig, flüchtig, vorübergehend; the transient nature of somethingdie Kurzlebigkeit von etw
(US) transient populationnichtansässiger or nicht ansässiger Teil der Bevölkerung eines Ortes
n (US) → Durchreisende(r) mf

transient

[ˈtrænzɪənt] adjtransitorio/a, fugace

transient

adj transitorio, pasajero