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Borrowed from Latin temporarius, from tempus (time).

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temporary (comparative more temporary, superlative most temporary)

  1. Not permanent; existing only for a period or periods of time.
    Sally was put in temporary charge of the department while they searched for a full-time replacement.
  2. Existing only for a short time or short times; transient, ephemeral.

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temporary (plural temporaries)

  1. One serving for a limited time; short-term employee.
  2. (programming) A short-term variable used to store an intermediate result.

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