Meaning of transient

Definition of transient

(adj) of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind
lasting a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient beauty"; "love is transitory but it is eternal"; "fugacious blossoms"
(noun) one who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers"
(physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

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