Temporary - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtempəreri|  American pronunciation of the word temporary
Brit.  |ˈtɛmp(ə)rəri|  British pronunciation of the word temporary


- a worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis (syn: temp)
- lacking continuity or regularity (syn: irregular)
employed on a temporary basis


The drug will give you temporary relief from the pain.

The delay is only temporary.

The settlers built temporary shelters.

I'm living with my parents, but it's only temporary.

You might want to consider temporary work until you decide what you want to do.

She was employed on a temporary basis.

The bridge was erected as a temporary measure.

Due to a small fire, the office will be closed temporarily.

The temporaries are paid at $6.50 an hour.

They hoped that his exile would be temporary.

The workers were lodged in temporary camps.

The company's financial problems were just a temporary blip.

...while he was in the hospital, the CEO had his most trusted lieutenant assume temporary headship of the firm...

...a temporary suspension of the gas tax was just a crowd-pleasing juggle that was not a long-term solution to the energy problem...

...went for a retreat at the monastery for a temporary respite from the moil of the modern world...

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