Meaning of TRANSIENT in English

TRANSIENT

adj. & n.

--adj.

1. of short duration; momentary; passing; impermanent (life is transient; of transient interest).

2 Mus. serving only to connect; inessential (a transient chord).

--n.

1. a temporary visitor, worker, etc.

2 Electr. a brief current etc.

Derivatives:

transience n. transiency n. transiently adv.

Etymology: L transire (as TRANS-, ire go)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.