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transient - Dictionary definition and meaning for word transient

(noun) one who stays for only a short time
Example Sentence
  • transient laborers

(noun) (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load
(adj) of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
Synonyms : transeunt

(adj) lasting a very short time
Example Sentence
  • the ephemeral joys of childhood
  • a passing fancy
  • youth's transient beauty
  • love is transitory but it is eternal
  • fugacious blossoms

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for transient

remember transient light and transient current.... that we studied in physics.....which produce an effect for a very short time...
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by coolmlasod

ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from Latin transient- ‘going across,’ from the verb transire, from trans- ‘across’ + ire ‘go.’
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by duongtu

in transit:i.e. have to stay for some time,temporary stay
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by laaptu

TRANSIENT which means unstable or momentary is the opposite of CONSTANT which refers to stability, something stable.
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by pushpa_edit

Transient means 'passing over' or 'crossing over'. So, any thing passing over or crossing over will be available for short period of time and hence will be "short lived".
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by goodking210

Forest-Hobos (half ent-half human) in trance (trans) moving from city to city like zombies ready to eat your head.
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by czarny_pan

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