Transient Definition

trănzē-ənt, -zhənt, -shənt
transients
adjective
Passing away with time; not permanent; temporary; transitory.
Webster's New World
Passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral.
Webster's New World
Staying only for a short time.
The transient population at resorts.
Webster's New World
Decaying with time, especially as a simple exponential function of time.
American Heritage

(mathematics, stochastic processes, of a state) Having a positive probability of being left and never being visited again.

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noun
transients
One that is transient, especially a hotel guest or boarder who stays for only a brief time.
American Heritage
A transient person or thing.
Transients at a hotel.
Webster's New World
A temporary component of a current, resulting from a voltage surge, a change from one steady-state condition to another, etc.
Webster's New World
The definition of a transient is someone who is just passing through somewhere or isn't staying long.
An example of transient is a honeymoon couple staying at a resort.
YourDictionary

(acoustics) A relatively loud, non-repeating signal in an audio waveform which occurs very quickly, such as the attack of a snare drum.

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Other Word Forms of Transient

Noun

Singular:
transient
Plural:
transients

Origin of Transient

  • Alteration of Latin trānsiēns trānseunt- present participle of trānsīre to go over trāns- over trans– īre to go ei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From stem of Latin transiens, present participle of transire (“to go over, to pass")

    From Wiktionary

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