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transient (adj.)

c. 1600, "transitory, not durable," from Latin transientem (nominative transiens) "passing over or away," present participle of transire "cross over, go over, pass over, hasten over, pass away," from trans "across, beyond" (see trans-) + ire "to go" (from PIE root *ei- "to go"). Meaning "passing through a place without staying" is from 1680s. The noun is first attested 1650s; specific sense of "transient guest or boarder" attested from 1857. Related: Transiently.

Origin and meaning of transient

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Definitions of transient
1
transient (n.)
one who stays for only a short time;
transient laborers
transient (n.)
(physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load;
2
transient (adj.)
lasting a very short time;
youth's transient beauty
transient (adj.)
of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind;
Synonyms: transeunt
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