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e·phem·er·a

 (ĭ-fĕm′ər-ə)
n.
A plural of ephemeron.

ephemera

(ɪˈfɛmərə)
n, pl -eras or -erae (-əˌriː)
1. (Animals) a mayfly, esp one of the genus Ephemera
2. something transitory or short-lived
3. (Antiques) (functioning as plural) a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels
4. a plural of ephemeron
[C16; see ephemeral]

e•phem•er•a

(ɪˈfɛm ər ə)

n., pl. -er•as for 4.
1. (used with a sing. v.) anything short-lived or transitory.
2. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) such things collectively: a writer of ephemera.
3. (used with a pl. v.) items, as pamphlets, notices, and tickets, orig. intended to be of use for only a short time, esp. when preserved as collectibles.
4. a pl. of ephemeron.
[1670–80; < Greek ephḗmera; see ephemeral]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ephemera - something transitory; lasting a day
time - an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time"
Translations

ephemera

[ɪˈfemərə] NPL (ephemeras or ephemerae (pl)) [ɪˈfeməˌriː] (= transitory items) → cosas fpl efímeras; (= collectables) → objetos mpl coleccionables (sin valor)

ephemera

References in classic literature ?
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Honor is venerable to us because it is no ephemera. It is always ancient virtue.
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El Union sources coffee from Bukidnon Gloria Estate and occasionally serves a rare heirloom variety of Arabica called the Kalasan Sweet Coffee from Ephemera Traders, whose farmers come from the Talaan-dig Kalatunganon tribe.
Nicholas Bonner, a landscape architect from the UK who ended up travelling to North Korea over the past 25 years, has built up one of the largest collections of photographs and ephemera from North Korea - everything from metro tickets to stamps, postcards to luggage labels, tinned food labels to gift-wraps.
ANTHEMION Auctions' fine art sale in Cardiff on February 20 is to offer an incredible selection of stamps, first-day covers, and rare philatelic ephemera, much of which is specific to Wales.
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Inspired by the conference oMediated Pasts: Visual Culture and Collective Memory,o held in Leicester, UK, in June 2014, the 13 essays in this volume examine the relationship between memory, history, and nostalgia in different media forms: fiction and documentary films, dramatic and journalistic television, online media, magazines, visual art, museums, and ephemera, as well as the relationship between different media.