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Synonyms for transient

Noun

1. transient, traveler, traveller
usage: one who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers"
2. transient, oscillation, vibration
usage: (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

Adjective

1. transeunt (vs. immanent), transient
usage: of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
2. ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugacious, impermanent (vs. permanent), temporary
usage: lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
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