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e·phem·er·al

 (ĭ-fĕm′ər-əl)
adj.
1. Lasting for a markedly brief time: "There remain some truths too ephemeral to be captured in the cold pages of a court transcript" (Irving R. Kaufman).
2. Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
n.
Something, especially a plant, that is ephemeral.

[From Greek ephēmeros : ep-, epi-, epi- + hēmerā, day.]

e·phem′er·al′i·ty, e·phem′er·al·ness n.
e·phem′er·al·ly adv.

ephemeral

(ɪˈfɛmərəl)
adj
lasting for only a short time; transitory; short-lived: ephemeral pleasure.
n
1. (Biology) a short-lived organism, such as the mayfly
2. (Botany) a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year, usually less than six months
[C16: from Greek ephēmeros lasting only a day, from hēmera day]
eˈphemerally adv
eˌphemerˈality, eˈphemeralness n

e•phem•er•al

(ɪˈfɛm ər əl)

adj.
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory.
2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower.
n.
3. anything short-lived, as certain insects.
[1570–80; < Greek ephḗmer(os) short-lived, lasting but a day]
e•phem′er•al•ly, adv.
e•phem`er•al′i•ty, e•phem′er•al•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ephemeral - anything short-lived, as an insect that lives only for a day in its winged form
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
Adj.1.ephemeral - 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"

ephemeral

ephemeral

adjective
Translations
hetkellinenlyhytaikainenohimenevä
efemerankratkotrajanprivremen
efemeryczny

ephemeral

[ɪˈfemərəl] ADJefímero

ephemeral

[ɪˈfɛmərəl] adjéphémère

ephemeral

adjephemer (geh, Zool), → kurzlebig; happiness alsoflüchtig

ephemeral

[ɪˈfɛmərl] adjeffimero/a

ephemeral

a. efímero-a, pasajero-a.
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Approximately 500 linear feet of very steep jurisdictional ephemeral stream with extreme channel, bank, and slope erosion.
The lack of research on truly ephemeral stream channels can be largely attributed to the fact that these stream reaches do not lend themselves well to succession studies, having short, torrential flows during extreme weather and lasting for unpredictable, but generally short, periods thereafter (Williams, 2001).
We captured 4 Brush Mice at 2 sites in oak woodlands along Skookum Creek, an ephemeral stream within 5 km of the California border (UTM: Zone 10, 547283E, 4655081N and 550150E, 4653485N, NAD83).
The ephemeral stream studies are now being extended to Coochin Creek itself, to gain insights into groundwater-surface water interactions and riparian zone processes in the larger perennial stream system.
Samples were collected once a month from September to December 2001 at locations near the mouth of an ephemeral stream and on the north side of three groins at the beach.
In the Southwestern United States, ephemeral stream entrenchment (or arroyo cutting) is a dynamic, unpredictable landscape process that has been managed by indigenous farmers who have a very rich body of traditional knowledge.
An ephemeral stream or wash usually is present at D.
4) was at Ironbarks Crossing, within 50 m of Cubbo Creek, an ephemeral stream in the Talluba Creek catchment which was dry at the time of observation.
We are defining an ephemeral stream channel as a surface water with a channel that is at all times above the water table and flows only in direct response to precipitation or snowmelt.
These sites were: (1) A sandy site (C-SAND) on a middle piedmont-slope; (2) a sandy site near the creosotebush-grassland (C-SAND-G) ecotone on a NE-facing mid-piedmont slope; (3) a site 2 km upslope from a dry lake basin (C-SAND-IL) and a loamy haplargid soil; (4) a gravelly site (C-GRAV) on a lower piedmont slope with a sandy loam soil texture; (5) a gravelly, fine sandy loam (C-GRAV-RIDGE) site, and (6) a site along the banks of the adjacent ephemeral stream (C-GRAV-WASH).
2) Development of instrumentation and techniques in measurement of ephemeral stream flow and sediment yield (Osborn et al.
Role of predatory fish in community dynamics of an ephemeral stream.