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transitory

adjective brief, cursory, ephemeral, evanescent, fleeting, flitting, fugacious, impermanent, momentary, not permanent, passing away, provisional, short lived, temporal, temporary, transient, unenduring, unstable, volatile
Associated concepts: transitory actions, transitory causes of action, transitory possession of property, transitory seizen, transitory trade name, transitory use and occupation, transitory work
See also: brief, ephemeral, interlocutory, profane, provisional, shifting, temporary, transient, volatile

TRANSITORY. That which lasts but a short time, as transitory facts that which may be laid in different places, as a transitory action.

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The lifecycle approach to records is particularly important for electronic records because it is difficult to differentiate between electronic records of substantive, fixed-term, and transitory value.
McCulloch and Baulch (1999) employed IFPRI household food security panel data of four districts of rural Pakistan and explored the characteristics which have the greatest influence upon a household being chronically or transitory poor.
Because her appearances remain transitory, her thinking never receives its due.
Peter Gottschalk and Robert Moffitt (1994, 1995) were the first to show that the transitory component of the earnings variance, or earnings instability, increased substantially between the 1970s and the 1980s.
Instead of fresh ideas, it's all stale salutes to the same bipartisanship that resulted in nothing getting done in Congress for the past eight years, the nauseating calls to celebrate the end of a Clinton administration that gave us transitory progress while allowing our enemies to gain real power, and equally nauseating calls to celebrate the new administration's inclusiveness.
Near the end a razzmatazz group dance takes place in silence before the music returns, and a woman is caught in mid-jete as the lights go down--a transitory encounter that represents all of the others that Fagan has shown with cheerful and unsentimental accuracy in this work.
One reason is that the affordability issue might not be as bad as the Realtors claim because of California's transitory population - large numbers of people moving in and out of the state.
In light of these setbacks, Elizabeth Toledo, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, said: "The bad news is that, when the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people are subject to the will of a transitory, election-day majority, we still face uphill battles, sometimes against tremendous odds.
A key element of Milton Friedman's permanent income theory of the consumption function is that transitory consumption does not depend on transitory income.
The Common Position on rail transport aims to give a more precise definition of specific derogations to Directive 96/49 concerning a transitory measures for some wagons and tanks.
In the Hindu worldview, detachment is the honest recognition that the world is transitory and that it is not only fruitless but psychologically and spiritually damaging to attempt to view it otherwise.
The Pope believes that the Church's `culture of remembrance' can save the media culture of transitory news from becoming a forgetfulness which corrodes hope; that its culture of wisdom can save the media culture of information from becoming a meaningless accumulation of facts; and that its culture of joy can save the media culture of entertainment from becoming a soulless flight from truth and responsibility.