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Adjective: temporary  'tem-pu,re-ree [N. Amer], tem-p(u-)ru-ree or tem-pu-ree [Brit]
  1. Not permanent; not lasting
    "a temporary arrangement"; "temporary housing";
    - impermanent
  2. Lacking continuity or regularity
    "employed on a temporary basis";
    - irregular
Noun: temporary  'tem-pu,re-ree [N. Amer], tem-p(u-)ru-ree or tem-pu-ree [Brit]
  1. A worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
    - temp [informal], temporary worker, casual worker, casual [Brit]

Derived forms: temporaries

See also: acting, ephemeral, episodic, episodical, evanescent, fly-by-night, fugacious, here today and gone tomorrow [informal], here today gone tomorrow [informal], improvised, interim, jury-rigged, makeshift, part time, part-time, passing, permanence, permanency, pro tem, pro tempore, shipboard, short-lived, temporal, terminable, transient, transitory, unstable, working

Type of: worker

Antonym: permanent

Encyclopedia: Temporary