HyperDic: temporary

English > 3 senses of the word temporary:
ADJECTIVEalltemporary, impermanentnot permanent
alltemporary, irregularlacking continuity / continuity or regularity
NOUNperson temporary, temp, temporary workera worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
temporary > pronunciation
Soundsteh'mpereh.riy
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > temporary: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot permanent; not lasting / lasting / lasting.
Example "temporary housing"
Synonymimpermanent
Attribute ofpermanence, permanencyThe property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration
NarroweractingServing temporarily especially as a substitute
ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transient, transitory, fugaciousLasting a very short time
episodicLimited in duration to a single episode
evanescenttending to vanish like vapor
fly-by-nightEphemeral
improvised, jury-rigged, makeshiftDone or made using whatever is available
interimServing during an intermediate interval of time
pro tem, pro temporefor the time being
shipboardCasual or ephemeral as if taking place on board a ship
temporalnot eternal
terminableCapable of being terminated after a designated time
workingAdopted as a temporary basis for further work
See alsounstablelacking stability or fixity / fixity or firmness
Oppositepermanent, lastingcontinuing or enduring without marked change in status / status or condition or place
Spanishimpermanente, temporal
Catalantemporal
Nounstemporarinessthe property of lasting / lasting only a short time
Adverbstemporarilyfor a limited time only
English > temporary: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaninglacking continuity / continuity or regularity.
Example "employed on a temporary basis"
Synonymirregular
Broaderpart-time, part timeInvolving less than the standard or customary time for an activity
Spanishirregular, temporal
Catalanprovisional
Nounstemporarinessthe property of lasting / lasting only a short time
English > temporary: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis.
Synonymstemp, temporary worker
Narrowerhobo, migrant workerA worker who moves around and works temporarily in different places
BroaderworkerA person who works at a specific occupation
Spanisheventual, temp, temporero, trabajdor temporal
Catalaneventual, temp, temporer, treballador temporal

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