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Definition of "transient" []

  • Passing with time; transitory: "the transient beauty of youth” ( Lydia M. Child). (adjective)
  • Remaining in a place only a brief time: transient laborers. (adjective)
  • Physics Decaying with time, especially as a simple exponential function of time. (adjective)
  • One that is transient, especially a hotel guest or boarder who stays for only a brief time. (noun)
  • Physics A transient phenomenon or property, especially a transient electric current. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "transient" in a sentence
  • "Getting a saved transient is just like getting an option: get_transient ($transient);"
  • "$transient the unique slug used while saving the transient with set_transient ()."
  • "Most of what you print is what we call transient print."