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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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, prp. 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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- Passing with time; transitory: “the transient beauty of youth” (Lydia M. Child).
- Remaining in a place only a brief time: transient laborers.
- Physics Decaying with time, especially as a simple exponential function of time.
- One that is transient, especially a hotel guest or boarder who stays for only a brief time.
- Physics A transient phenomenon or property, especially a transient electric current.
Origin: Alteration of Latin trānsiēns, trānseunt-, present participle of trānsīre, to go over : trāns-, over; see trans- + īre, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.
- tranˈsi·ent·ly adverb
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