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English adjective: transient

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


Synonymstranseunt


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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