Part of speech:
Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
Containing a large amount of shortening; flaky:
The definition of provisional is something arranged or done on a temporary basis with the intent to re-evaluate or change to something permanent later.
Payable or reaching maturity within a relatively brief time, such as a year:
For a special case only, without general application
Of a passing nature; not enduring or permanent; temporary, fleeting, or ephemeral; transient
Short-lived or ephemeral, as a life.
Tending to pass away or fade from sight like mist or smoke; ephemeral
For the time (being); temporary or temporarily
The definition of stopgap is used as a substitute.
(Bot.) Falling soon after blooming, as some flowers
The definition of interim is something that takes place during the time between two specified periods.
In the meantime; temporarily
Useful for effecting a desired result; suited to the circumstances or the occasion; advantageous; convenient
Relating to or near the bones that form the sides and part of the base of the skull.
Allowing one to pass a test, course of study, inspection, or examination; satisfactory:
The definition of substitute is someone or something used in place of another person or thing.
Mailed for guaranteed delivery on the next day:
Not defecating at more or less fixed intervals or times; experiencing constipation
Wavering or fickle:
The definition of perishable is something that is likely to rot, spoil or go bad quickly.
Liable or subject to death; not immortal:
Shedding or losing foliage at the end of the growing season:
The definition of ephemeral is something that has a very short lifespan or lasts for a very short time.
Passing quickly; ephemeral:
The definition of limited is something or someone with boundaries or restrictions.
Temporal possessions, especially of the Church or clergy.
The definition of permanent is someone or something that is supposed to last for a very long time.
Running away or fleeing, as from the law.
Having or tending to have a short life span or existence
Designed for or limited to short distances:
Lasting or existing only for a short time
A continuous, measurable quantity in which events occur in a sequence proceeding from the past through the present to the future.
a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis
The definition of summary is a statement presenting the main points.
Eternal is defined as not having a beginning or an end.
- Acting is applied to one who temporarily takes over the powers of a regular official during the latter's absence a vice-president often serves as acting president
- Ad interim refers to an appointment for an intervening period, as between the death of an official and the election of a successor
- Provisional is specifically applied to a government (or to its officers) established for the time being in a country, a newly formed nation, etc. until a permanent government can be formed
- Temporary applies to a post held (or to the person holding such a post) for a limited time, subject to dismissal by those having the power of appointment a temporary mail carrier
Find another word for temporary. In this page you can discover 73 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for temporary, like: brief, short, provisional, transient, pro tem, short-term, ad hoc, ephemerous, transitory, for-the-time-being and momentary.