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 (trăn′zē-əns, zhəns, -shəns) also tran·si·en·cy (-zē-ən-sē, -zhən-, -shən-)
The state or quality of being transient.

transience, transiency

the state or quality of passing with time or being ephemeral or fleeting. — transient, adj.
See also: Time
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.transiency - an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dyingtransiency - an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying
impermanence, impermanency - the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations
fugaciousness, fugacity - the lack of enduring qualities (used chiefly of plant parts)
ephemerality, ephemeralness, fleetingness - the property of lasting for a very short time
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The students' transiency creates challenges, says Andrea Cimino, principal of H & M Potter School.
This transiency did nothing to dampen a natural effervescence and optimism in the young girl, even as she sought roots and connectedness of her own.
Consequently, the schools also had a high student transiency rate, a significant number of non-English speaking students, and high teacher turnover rates.
Things must always be understood in their transiency, not speculatively carved out as snapshots, as a static picture of a dialectic that loses all meaning when fixed in time and space.
Urban students are also more likely to face a variety of challenges in their lives outside of school--for example, neighborhood violence, family transiency, and financial issues--than suburban students.
There are numerous challenges to enacting cocreation, layered with issues of power, expectations, time, growth, and transiency of guests and volunteers.
Risk factors can be isolation, exposure to a parent's acute episodes, lack of accessible/affordable services, abuse and neglect, an unwell family member, education issues, transiency, multiple traumatic experiences, lack of friends, exposure to family violence.
Unlike conventional electronics that are designed to last for extensive periods of time, a key and unique attribute of transient electronics is to operate over a typically short and well-defined period, and undergo fast and, ideally, complete self-deconstruction and vanish when transiency is triggered," the scientists wrote in their paper.
Potential participants include individuals who have been typically dependent on others to manage their day to day needs; individuals who have not had the opportunity/circumstances to live in a residence without supervision; individuals who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, have had a history of homelessness/ transiency or unstable housing situations; and/or individuals who are recently paroled.
Note that these numbers do not align with the final study sample due to student transiency.
Where Herberg had testified to the staying power of organized religion in contrast to the transiency of immigrant cultures, she asserted the secular bases of interwar ethnicity.
With regard to people who are accommodated, the transiency of accommodation in spaces of care is another challenge to statistical designs.