transitory

Definitions

0 Vote up! adjective. Existing or lasting only a short time; short-lived or temporary: "the disorder of his life: the succession of cities, of transitory loves” ( Carson McCullers).
0 Vote up! adjective. lasting only a short time; temporary
0 Vote up! adjective. Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent.
0 Vote up! others. Passing without continuing; lasting only a short time; unstable and fleeting; speedily vanishing.
0 Vote up! others. Occurring or done in passing; cursory.
0 Vote up! others. <strong>Synonyms</strong> Fleeting, etc. (see transient), temporary, evanescent, ephemeral, momentary, short-lived.
0 Vote up! adjective. lasting a very short time

Usage

0 Vote up! Last month, Census workers counted people in "transitory places," from RV parks and marinas to circuses and campgrounds.
0 Vote up! The count of people in "transitory places" is underway in RV parks, campgrounds and marinas.
0 Vote up! Don't panic under short-term transitory developments.
0 Vote up! In its review of Obama's first 100 days, Amnesty International singled out "the possibility of the CIA abducting and detaining people in 'short-term transitory' facilities" as an unacceptable loophole.
0 Vote up! This came from an otherwise laudable announcement a month ago by the CIA's new director, Leon Panetta, in which Panetta stated, "CIA no longer operates detention facilities or black sites and has proposed a plan to decommission the remaining sites," but added that the agency "retains the authority to detain individuals on a short-term transitory basis."

Mnemonics

0 Vote up! Or, transitory=transition will occur(it has tendency for it)..so, it'll stay in the previous state for short period..previous state is ephemeral..

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0 Vote up! unclebheem added a Mnemonic " Or, transitory=transition will occur(it has tendency for it)..so, it'll stay in the previous state for short period..previous state is ephemeral.. " 3 years 3 months ago.