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Noun: transience  tran-zee-un(t)s or tran-sh(ee-)un(t)s [N. Amer], tran-zee-un(t)s [Brit]
  1. An impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying
    - transiency, transitoriness
  2. The attribute of being brief or fleeting
    - brevity, briefness

Derived forms: transiences

Type of: duration, impermanence, impermanency, length

Encyclopedia: Transience