Transience means passing with time. Something which has the property of transience is said to be transient, or often simply "a transient" or "transient state".

Examples include:
* Transient (acoustics).
* A transient astronomical event is a phenomenon that is relatively short-lived by astronomical standards. Examples include supernovae, comets, and meteors.
* Transient state (chemical engineering).
* Transience (band), an alternative band from MA.
* Transient (civil engineering).
* Transient (computer programming).
* Transient, a term used to describe the wandering poor, better known as a homeless person, bum, hobo, etc.
* Transient (oscillation) (electrical).
* A transient laborer is a type of temporary laborer
* A feeling of transience, called Mono no aware, has been important in Japanese culture.
* A transient screen is an element in user interface design.
* Transience, a short story by Arthur C. Clarke.
* A transgender person.

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  • Transience — Tran sience, Transiency Tran sien*cy, n. The quality of being transient; transientness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transience — (n.) 1745; see TRANSIENT (Cf. transient) + ENCE (Cf. ence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • transience — [[t]træ̱nziəns, AM nʃəns[/t]] N UNCOUNT If you talk about the transience of a situation, you mean that it lasts only a short time or is constantly changing. [FORMAL] There is a sense of transience about her, a feeling that she has only stopped… …   English dictionary

  • transience — transient ► ADJECTIVE 1) lasting only for a short time. 2) staying or working in a place for a short time only. ► NOUN ▪ a transient person. DERIVATIVES transience noun transiency noun transiently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Transience (Arthur C Clarke short story) — Transience is a doomsday short story by Arthur C. Clarke.Probably the most interesting aspect of this story is its opening part reluctant exploration of the surrounding world by a little child in a way that reminds of the first story in .The… …   Wikipedia

  • transience — noun Date: 1745 the quality or state of being transient …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • transience — /tran sheuhns, zheuhns, zee euhns/, n. transient state or quality. Also, transiency. [1735 45; TRANSI(ENT) + ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • transience — noun a) The quality of being transient, temporary, brief or fleeting. b) An impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying. Syn: transiency, impermanence …   Wiktionary

  • transience — Synonyms and related words: adaptability, adjustability, alterability, brevity, briefness, changeability, changeableness, changefulness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, curtness, death rate, death toll, flexibility, fluidity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • transience — tran·sience || trænʃns / trænzɪəns n. temporariness, impermanence …   English contemporary dictionary

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