Monday, 10 September 2012

word of the day part:sixty | transient


tran·si·ent [ˈtrænzɪənt]

1. Passing with time; transitory.
2. Remaining in a place only a brief time.
3. Physics Decaying with time, especially as a simple exponential function of time.

1. One that is transient, especially a hotel guest or boarder who stays for only a brief time.
2. Physics A transient phenomenon or property, especially a transient electric current.

[Alteration of Latin trnsins, trnseunt-, present participle of trnsre, to go over : trns-, over; see trans- + re, to go; see ei- in Indo-European roots.]

transiently | adv.
transience, transiency | n

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