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Definition of transient:

  1. Hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape.
  2. Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as, transient pleasure.
  3. Staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders.
  4. That which remains but for a brief time.

Synonyms:

stateless, fleet, casual, time, homeless, temporary, bum, variable, flying, down-and-out, street people, derelict, gypsy, hobo, passing, fugacious, flotsam, short, transitory, transeunt, bag lady, deciduous, short-lived, flash, pass, fugitive, impermanent, moving, ephemeral, inconstant, floating, continue, perfunctory, provisional.

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