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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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"
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temporary

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temporary

adjective
2. Intended, used, or present for a limited time:
3. Temporarily assuming the duties of another:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

temporary

a. temporal; pasajero-a; [transition period] interino-a; transitorio-a;
___ teethdiente deciduos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

temporary

adj temporal; This bandage is only temporary..Este vendaje es solo temporal.
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