transient

  • 1 Transient — Tran sient, a. [L. transiens, entis, p. pr. of transire, transitum, to go or pass over. See {Trance}.] 1. Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 transient — tran‧si‧ent [ˈtrænziənt ǁ ˈtrænʆnt] adjective formal only lasting for a short period of time: • Customer loyalty in the health drinks market appears transient at the best of times. * * * transient UK US /ˈtrænziənt/ adjective ► something that is …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 transient — adj Transient, transitory, passing, ephemeral, momentary, fugitive, fleeting, evanescent, short lived are comparable when they mean lasting or staying only for a short time. Transient and transitory are often used as if they were interchangeable; …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Transient — bzw. Transienz, teilweise nur als Adjektiv transient (engl. „vorübergehend“, alle zu lat. transire vorbeigehen) steht: im Ingenieurwesen allgemein für den statistischen Begriff instationär in der Informatik für zeitlich begrenzt in den Speicher… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 5 transient — [tran′shənt, tran′sē ənt; tran′zhənt, tran′zē ənt] adj. [L transiens, prp. of transire: see TRANSIT] 1. a) passing away with time; not permanent; temporary; transitory b) passing quickly or soon; fleeting; ephemeral ☆ 2. staying only for a short… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 transient — transient, transitory Both words mean ‘brief, fleeting’, with transient conveying rather more strongly the notion of people or things ‘passing through’ while transitory denotes temporary situations that are more static: • The highly transient… …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 transient — (adj.) c.1600, from L. transiens (acc. transientem) passing over or away, prp. of transire cross over, pass away, from trans across (see TRANS (Cf. trans )) + ire to go (see ION (Cf. ion)). The noun is first attested 1650s; specific sense of …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 transient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lasting only for a short time. 2) staying or working in a place for a short time only. ► NOUN ▪ a transient person. DERIVATIVES transience noun transiency noun transiently adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 Transient — Tran sient, n. That which remains but for a brief time. Glanvill. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Transĭent — (lat.), der Gegensatz zu »immanent« (s. d. und Transĕunt) …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 11 transient — I adjective brevis, brief, caducous, deciduous, elusive, ephemeral, ephemerous, evanescent, fading, fleeting, fluxus, fugacious, fugax, fugitive, hasty, impermanent, inconstant, interim, meteoric, migratory, momentary, passing, perishable,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 12 transient — TRANSIÉNT, Ă adj. v. tranzient. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN …

    Dicționar Român

  • 13 transient — / transitory [adj] temporary, brief changeable, deciduous, emigrating, ephemeral, evanescent, flash, fleeting, flitting, fly bynight*, flying, fugacious, fugitive, going by, impermanent, insubstantial, migrating, momentary, moving, passing,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 transient — I. adjective Etymology: Latin transeunt , transiens, present participle of transire to cross, pass by, from trans + ire to go more at issue Date: 1599 1. a. passing especially quickly into and out of existence ; transitory < transient beauty > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 transient — I UK [ˈtrænzɪənt] / US [ˈtrænʃənt] / US [ˈtrænzɪənt] adjective existing, happening, or staying somewhere for a short period of time only transient damage transient workers Derived words: transience noun uncountable the transience of human… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 transient — /ˈtrænziənt / (say tranzeeuhnt) adjective 1. passing with time; not lasting or enduring; transitory. 2. lasting only for a time; temporary: transient authority. 3. remaining for only a short time, as a guest at a hotel. 4. Philosophy → transeunt …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 transient — transiently, adv. transientness, n. /tran sheuhnt, zheuhnt, zee euhnt/, adj. 1. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory. 2. lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority. 3. staying only a short time: the… …

    Universalium

  • 18 transient — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Temporary] Syn. provisional, ephemeral, transitory, momentary, evanescent, fleeting; see also temporary . 2. [In motion] Syn. migrating, emigrating, vacating; see moving 2 . Syn. transient applies to that which lasts or… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 transient — tran|si|ent1 [ˈtrænziənt US ˈtrænʃənt] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of transire to go across , from ire to go ] 1.) continuing only for a short time ▪ transient fashions 2.) working or staying somewhere for… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 transient — tran|sient1 [ trænʃənt, trænziənt ] adjective existing, happening, or staying somewhere for a short period of time only: transient damage transient workers ╾ tran|sience noun uncount: the transience of human existence ╾ tran|sient|ly adverb… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English