Meaning of TRANSIENT in English
— 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 transient guests at a hotel.
4. Philos. transeunt.
5. a person or thing that is transient, esp. a temporary guest, boarder, laborer, or the like.
a. a function that tends to zero as the independent variable tends to infinity.
b. a solution, esp. of a differential equation, having this property.
a. a nonperiodic signal of short duration.
b. a decaying signal, wave, or oscillation.
8. Elect. a sudden pulse of voltage or current.
[ 1590-1600; transi ( ens ) (nom. sing.), prp. of transire to pass by, lit., go across + -ENT; see TRANSEUNT ]
Syn. 2. fleeting, flitting, flying, fugitive, evanescent. See temporary .
Ant. 2. permanent.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012