2 enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms" [syn: ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transitory, fugacious]
1 one who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers"
2 (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load
Remaining for only a brief time
Decaying with time, especially exponentially
Occasional; isolated; one-off; individual
Passing through; passing from one person to another
Operating beyond itself; having an external effect
- Something which is transient.
- A transient phenomenon, especially an electric current; a very brief surge.
- italbrac audio A relatively loud, non-repeating signal in an audio waveform which occurs very quickly, such as the attack of a snare drum.
- A person who passes through a place for a short time; a traveller; a migrant worker
- An unhoused person
Quotations*1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 3
- Then, within the space of a few months, there were more transients than there were locals, and the imbalance seemed morally wrong.
Transience means passing with time. Something which has the property of transience is said to be transient, or often simply a transient or transient state.
- Transient (acoustics).
- A transient astronomical event is a phenomenon that is relatively short-lived by astronomical standards. Examples include supernovae, comets, and meteors.
- Transient state (chemical engineering).
- Transience (band), an alternative band from MA.
- Transient (civil engineering).
- Transient (computer programming).
- Transient (oscillation) (electrical).
- A transient laborer is a type of temporary laborer
- A feeling of transience, called Mono no aware, has been important in Japanese culture.
- A transient screen is an element in user interface design.
- Transience, a short story by Arthur C. Clarke.
- A transgender person.
transient in German: Transient
transient in Finnish: Transientti
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