Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
Lasting only a short time; fleeting:
Passing away with time; not permanent; temporary; transitory
The definition of transitory is something temporary or not permanent.
Likely to occur at any moment
The definition of temporary is something which is not intended to last for a long time.
Having a short lifespan or a short annual period of aboveground growth. Used especially of plants.
Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
(Bot.) Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.
Resembling a mushroom by shape or appearance.
A fly-by-night person; esp., a debtor who runs away to escape debts
Perceiving or responding with speed and sensitivity; keen:
(Biology) Describing a part that falls off, or is shed, at a particular time or stage of development.
Functioning a long time; durable:
The definition of permanent is someone or something that is supposed to last for a very long time.
Persisting for an extended period of time.
Spiritual or otherworldly.
Of considerable length, especially in time; extended:
Lasting; continuing; durable:
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