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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.
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transience, transiency

the state or quality of passing with time or being ephemeral or fleeting. — transient, adj.
See also: Time
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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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