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-zhent, -zê-ent) adjective
1.Passing with time; transitory: "the transient beauty of youth" (Lydia M. Child).
2.Remaining in a place only a brief time: transient laborers.
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 trânsiêns,
trânseunt-, present participle of trânsìre, to go over :
trâns, over + ìre, to go.]
- tran´siently adverb
Synonyms: transient, transitory,
ephemeral, fleeting, fugitive, momentary, evanescent. These adjectives mean
lasting, existing, or staying for a short time. Transient usually refers to
what remains only briefly: We stayed at the inn as transient guests. "The moods
were many and transient" (W.H. Hudson). Transitory more often means inherently
short-lived or impermanent: "This false world is but transitory" (William Dunbar).
"Action is transitory- a step, a blow,/The motion of a muscle, this way or that-
/'Tis done" (William Wordsworth). Ephemeral, which in its original sense means
living or lasting only for a day, implies conspicuously brief existence or duration:
"the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed" (William
Faulkner). Fleeting is applied to what slips away swiftly, often more swiftly
than one would wish: "Art is long, and Time
is fleeting" (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow). Fugitive especially describes what
is elusive or quickly fades: "I cannot praise a fugitive . . . virtue, unexercised
and unbreathed, that never sallies out and sees her adversary" (John Milton).
Momentary implies the brevity of or as if of a single moment: I had some momentary
misgivings that were quickly resolved. Evanescent suggests that something disappears
like vapor: "The incidents which give excellence to biography are of a volatile
and evanescent kind" (Samuel Johnson).
A high amplitude, short duration pulse
superimposed on the normal voltage wave form
or ground line.
The ability of a power conditioner
to respond to
a change. Transient step load response is the
ability of a power conditioner to maintain a
constant output voltage when sudden load
(current) changes are made.
transient (tran'zhent, tran'zê-ent)
1. Fleeting, temporary, or unpredictable.
2. Of or pertaining to the region of memory used for programs, such as applications, that are read from disk storage and that reside in memory temporarily until they are replaced by other programs. In this context, transient can also refer to the programs themselves.
3. In electronics, of or pertaining to a short-lived, abnormal, and unpredictable increase in power supply, such as a voltage spike or surge. Transient time is the interval during which a change in current or voltage is building up or decaying.
Modernism and Postmodernism
Modernity is the transient, the
fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal
and the immovable.
Charles Baudelaire (1821-67), French poet. L'Art Romantique, sct. 4, "The Painter of Modern Life" (1869; repr. in Selected Writings on Art and Artists, ed. by P. E. Charvet, 1972).
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