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What does "Temporary" mean?

Definition

(a.) Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief


Synonyms ephemeral, temporal, interim, transient, evanescent, irregular, makeshift, transitory, episodic, passing, fugacious, pro tem, part-time, short-lived, improvised, pro tempore, jury-rigged, impermanent, visiting, fly-by-night, terminable


Example: "Temporary housing" Example: "Employed on a temporary basis"


Word Family temp, temporarily, temps