Meaning of TRANSIENT in English


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. transience n. transiency n. transiently adv.

[ L transire (as TRANS-, ire go) ]

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