transience[trănˈzē-əns, zhəns, -shəns] also tran·si·en·cy [-zē-ən-sē, -zhən-, -shən-]
Variant of transient
- passing away with time; not permanent; temporary; transitory
- passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral
- ☆ staying only for a short time: the transient population at resorts
Origin: L transiens, present participle of transire: see transit
- ☆ a transient person or thing: transients at a hotel
- Elec. a temporary component of a current, resulting from a voltage surge, a change from one steady-state condition to another, etc.
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