Meaning of TRANSIENT in English

TRANSIENT

[ 'transɪənt , 'trα:ns- , -nz- ]

■ adjective

1》 lasting only for a short time.

2》 staying or working in a place for a short time only.

■ noun

1》 a ~ person.

2》 a momentary variation in current, voltage, or frequency.

Derivatives

transience noun

transiency noun

~ly adverb

Origin

C16: from L. ~- , transire 'go across'.

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