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  • 21 temporary — adjective 1 lasting for only a limited period of time: A lot of work now is temporary or part time. | The accident caused a temporary disability. 2 intended to be used for only a limited period of time: The council have placed us in temporary… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22 temporary — tem•po•rar•y [[t]ˈtɛm pəˌrɛr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. rar•ies 1) lasting or effective for a time only; not permanent 2) bus an office worker hired, usu. through an agency on a per diem basis, for a short period of time • Etymology: 1540–50; < L… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 23 temporary — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ The arrangement s only temporary. ADVERB ▪ very ▪ strictly ▪ merely …

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  • 24 temporary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. impermanent, irregular, seasonal, provisional, momentary, brief, fleeting, transitory; stopgap, makeshift, ersatz. See transientness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. transitory, transient, fleeting,… …

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  • 25 temporary — adjective 1) temporary accommodation Syn: provisional, short term, interim, makeshift, stopgap, acting, fill in, stand in, caretaker 2) a temporary loss of self control Syn: brief …

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  • 26 temporary — /ˈtɛmpri / (say tempree), / prəri/ (say pruhree) adjective 1. lasting, existing, serving, or effective for a time only; not permanent: a temporary need. 2. (of an employee) not on the permanent staff and therefore not enjoying job security or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 27 temporary — adj. & n. adj. lasting or meant to last only for a limited time (temporary buildings; temporary relief). n. (pl. ies) a person employed temporarily (cf. TEMP). Derivatives: temporarily adv. temporariness n. Etymology: L temporarius f. tempus oris …

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  • 28 temporary — See temporal, temporary …

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  • 29 temporary — Synonyms and related words: acting, ad hoc, ad interim, alternate, alternative, backup, band aid, blue collar worker, breadwinner, brittle, capricious, casual, casual laborer, changeable, common laborer, corruptible, counterfeit, dangerous, day… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 30 temporary — [16] Temporary was adapted from Latin temporārius, a derivative of tempus ‘time’. The origins of this are not certain, but it could go back ultimately to the prehistoric base *ten ‘stretch’ (source of English tend, tense, thin, etc), in which… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 31 temporary — adjective lasting for only a limited period. noun (plural temporaries) a person employed on a temporary basis. Derivatives temporarily adverb temporariness noun Origin C16: from L. temporarius, from tempus, tempor time …

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  • 32 temporary —   Kūikawā, no ka manawa pōkole, manawa; pā (rare).     Temporary house or shelter, hale pupupu, kāmala …

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  • 33 temporary — [16] Temporary was adapted from Latin temporārius, a derivative of tempus ‘time’. The origins of this are not certain, but it could go back ultimately to the prehistoric base *ten ‘stretch’ (source of English tend, tense, thin, etc), in which… …

    Word origins

  • 34 temporary — I. adjective Etymology: Latin temporarius, from tempor , tempus time Date: circa 1564 lasting for a limited time • temporariness noun II. noun (plural raries) Date: 1848 one serving for a limited time …

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  • 35 temporary — 1. adjective For a limited time, ephemeral, not constant; transient 2. noun One serving for a limited time; short term employee. Syn: temp …

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  • 36 temporary — tem·po·rar·y || tempÉ™rÉ™rɪ / prÉ™ n. nonpermanent worker (Slang) adj. impermanent, passing, brief …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 37 Temporary —   Not yet defined …

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  • 38 temporary — a. Transitory, transient, fleeting, evanescent, ephemeral, short lived, temporal, brief, for a time, of short duration …

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  • 39 temporary — adj 1. passing, impermanent, transient, unenduring, perishable, mortal; transitory, ephemeral, fleeting, flitting, evanescent, fading, fugacious; here today and gone tomorrow, fly by night, fugitive, flash in the pan; brief, short, short termed,… …

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  • 40 temporary — tem·po·rary …

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