The definition of temporary is something which is not intended to last for a long time.(adjective)
An example of something that would be described as temporary is a brief leave-of-absence you take from your job where you are gone only for a day or two.
See temporary in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L temporarius < tempus, time: see temper
See temporary in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin temporārius
Origin: , from tempus, tempor-, time.
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