Temporary

  • 1 temporary — tem‧po‧ra‧ry [ˈtemprəri, pri ǁ pəreri] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES 1. temporary contract/​job/​employment a contract, job etc that is only intended to continue for a short time, for example until a particular piece of work is finished 2.… …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 temporary — I adjective acting, ad tempus, brief, changeable, deciduous, elusive, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, interim, limited, makeshift, momentary, monohemerous, nondurable, passing, perishable, provisional, shifting …

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  • 4 temporary — temporary, provisional, ad interim, acting, supply can all be applied to a person holding a post for a limited time, to the post held by that person, or to his appointment. Temporary merely implies that the post is not held on tenure but may be… …

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  • 5 Temporary — Tem po*ra*ry, a. [L. temporarius, fr. tempus, temporis, time: cf. F. temporaire.] Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief. [1913 Webster] Temporary… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 temporary — [tem′pə rer΄ē] adj. [L temporarius < tempus, time: see TEMPER] lasting, enjoyed, used, etc. for a time only; not permanent n. an employee hired for temporary service, esp. one hired as an office worker temporarily adv. temporariness n. SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 temporary — temporary, temporarily Temporary is pronounced tem pǝ rǝ ri, as four syllables, with an additional stress on the ar in AmE. Temporarily has five syllables and until recently was pronounced in BrE with the stress on the first syllable, but the AmE …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 temporary — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting for only a limited period. ► NOUN (pl. temporaries) ▪ a person employed on a temporary basis. DERIVATIVES temporarily adverb temporariness noun. ORIGIN Latin temporarius, from tempus time …

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  • 9 temporary — (adj.) 1540s, from L. temporarius of seasonal character, lasting a short time, from tempus (gen. temporis) time, season. The noun meaning person employed only for a time is recorded from 1848 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 temporary — [adj] lasting only a short while acting, ad hoc, ad interim, alternate, BandAid*, brief, changeable, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, for the time being*, fugacious, fugitive, impermanent, interim, limited, make do*, makeshift*, momentary, mortal …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 temporary — That which is to last for a limited time only, as distinguished from that which is perpetual, or indefinite, in its duration. Opposite of permanent. Thus, temporary alimony is granted for the support of the wife pending the action for divorce; a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 12 temporary — 01. I m working in a [temporary] position as a secretary for the Ministry of Finance. 02. He lost his memory [temporarily] after hitting his head while skating. 03. The ferries were [temporarily] shut down due to high winds this afternoon. 04. We …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 13 temporary — tem|po|rar|y [ tempə,reri ] adjective *** existing, done, or used for only a limited period of time: These measures are only temporary. a temporary job a temporary exhibit of Neo classical sculpture temporary accommodation a. temporary workers do …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 temporary — adjective 1) temporary accommodationss the temporary captain Syn: nonpermanent, short term, interim; provisional, pro tem, makeshift, stopgap; acting, fill in, stand in, caretaker Ant: permanen …

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  • 15 temporary — tem|po|ra|ry W3S2 [ˈtempərəri, pəri US pəreri] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: temporarius, from tempus time ] 1.) continuing for only a limited period of time ≠ ↑permanent ▪ temporary pain relief ▪ I m living with my parents, but it s… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 temporary */*/*/ — UK [ˈtemp(ə)rərɪ] / US [ˈtempəˌrerɪ] adjective existing, done, or used for only a limited period of time These measures are only temporary. a temporary job temporary accommodation a) temporary workers do a job for a limited period of time a… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 temporary — temporarily /tem peuh rair euh lee, tem peuh rer /, adv. temporariness, n. /tem peuh rer ee/, adj., n., pl. temporaries. adj. 1. lasting, existing, serving, or effective for a time only; not permanent: a temporary need; a temporary job. n. 2. an… …

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  • 18 temporary — [[t]te̱mpərəri, AM reri[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADJ Something that is temporary lasts for only a limited time. His job here is only temporary... Most adolescent problems are temporary. ...a temporary loss of memory. Ant: permanent Derived words: temporarily… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 temporary —    permanent and embarrassing    An evasion called in aid by politicians, soldiers, and others. Thus the British Prime Minister Macmillan described the unprecedented resignation of his three treasury ministers, Thomycroft, Powell, and Birch on 3… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 temporary*/*/*/ — [ˈtemp(ə)rəri] adj 1) existing, done, or used for only a limited period of time Ant: permanent These measures are only temporary.[/ex] a temporary job[/ex] 2) temporary workers do a job for a limited period of time a temporary lecturer[/ex]… …

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