temp
I. noun Date: 1850 1. temperature 2a, c 2. a temporary worker II. intransitive verb Date: 1973 to work as a temp III. abbreviation 1. temporary 2. [Latin tempore] in the time of

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  • temp — [temp] noun [C] I someone who works in an office for a limited period of time II verb [I] informal temp [temp] to work as a temp …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Temp — may refer to: * Temporary work, in employment. * TR 1 Temp * RT 21 Temp 2S, an intercontinental ballistic missile of the Soviet Union * TemperatureIn computing: * Temporary file * Temporary folder (often named /tmp or /var/tmp on Unix like… …   Wikipedia

  • temp. — temp. (temperance) n. moderateness, temperateness; abstinence from alcohol temp. (temperature) n. degree of hotness or coldness; abnormally high body temperature, fever temp. (temporary) n. nonpermanent worker (Slang) n. impermanent, passing,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • temp- —     temp     English meaning: to extend, stretch, span     Deutsche Übersetzung: “dehnen, ziehen, spannen”     Note: extension from *ten ds.     Material: Pers. tüb aδ, Inf. tüftan and tüb ī δan “turn, wenden, spinnen”, intr. ‘sich drehen,… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • temp — informal ► NOUN ▪ an employee, especially an office worker, who is employed on a temporary basis. ► VERB ▪ work as a temp …   English terms dictionary

  • temp — temp1 [temp] Informal n. short for TEMPORARY (n. ) vi. to work as a temporary temp2 abbrev. 1. temperature 2. temporary …   English World dictionary

  • temp — /temp/, n. Informal. 1. temporary (def. 2). v.i. 2. Informal. to work as a temporary. [1930 35; by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • Temp. — Temp.     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Abbreviations     ► Abbreviation in general use, chiefly Ecclesiastical     Tempus, Tempore ( Time , in time ) The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. New York: Robert Appleton Company …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Temp — der; s, s Kurzform von Temperatur> Kennwort verschlüsselter meteorologischer Meldungen einer Landstation (Meteor.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • temp — 1909 (adj.), 1932 (n.), American English, shortened form of TEMPORARY (Cf. temporary) (job, employee, etc.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • temp. — temp. abbrev. [L tempore] in the time of: used in historical references …   English World dictionary

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