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English adjective: transient

1. transient of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind


Domain categoryphilosophy

Antonymsimmanent, subjective

2. transient lasting a very short time

SamplesThe ephemeral joys of childhood.
A passing fancy.
Youth's transient beauty.
Love is transitory but it is eternal.
Fugacious blossoms.

Synonymsephemeral, fugacious, passing, short-lived, transitory

Similarimpermanent, temporary

Antonymslasting, permanent

English noun: transient

1. transient (person) one who stays for only a short time

SamplesTransient laborers.

Broader (hypernym)traveler, traveller

2. transient (event) (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

Broader (hypernym)oscillation, vibration

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

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