Transient is defined as someone or something that is temporary or staying for a short amount of time.(adjective)
An example of transient is the short duration of the hurricane season in Florida.
The definition of a transient is someone who is just passing through somewhere or isn't staying long.(noun)
An example of transient is a honeymoon couple staying at a resort.
See transient in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L transiens, prp. of transire: see transit
See transient in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Alteration of Latin trānsiēns, trānseunt-
Origin: , present participle of trānsīre, to go over
Origin: : trāns-, over; see trans-
Origin: + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
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