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noun 
  1. Something which is transient.
  2. (physics) A transient phenomenon, especially an electric current; a very brief surge.
  3. (italbrac, audio) A relatively loud, non-repeating signal in an audio waveform which occurs very quickly, such as the attack of a snare drum.
  4. A person who passes through a place for a short time; a traveller; a migrant worker
  5. An unhoused person
adjective 
  1. Passing or disappearing with time; transitory.
  2. Remaining for only a brief time.
  1. (physics) decay, Decaying with time, especially exponentially.
  2. Occasional; isolated; one-off; individual.
  3. Passing through; passing from one person to another.
  4. (philosophy) Operating beyond itself; having an external effect (antonym: immanent).
Etymology: 
  • From transiens, present participle of transire.



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