Temporary is a term that denotes a finite period of time, with a defined beginning and an end. It is derived from the Latin "temporarius" "of seasonal character, lasting a short time," from "tempus" (gen. "temporis") "time, season." It is the opposite of "permanent".It can also refer to any of the following:

* In computing:The term temporary
**temporary variable
**temporary file
**temporary folder (often named :/tmp or :/var/tmp on Unix-like systems)
**temporary filesystem

* In general:
**temporary work is a common working arrangement

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