Associations to the word «Transient»

Wiktionary

TRANSIENT, adjective. Passing or disappearing with time; transitory.
TRANSIENT, adjective. Remaining for only a brief time.
TRANSIENT, adjective. (physics) Decaying with time, especially exponentially.
TRANSIENT, adjective. (mathematics) (stochastic processes) (of a state) having a positive probability of being left and never being visited again.
TRANSIENT, adjective. Occasional; isolated; one-off; individual.
TRANSIENT, adjective. Passing through; passing from one person to another.
TRANSIENT, adjective. (philosophy) Operating beyond itself; having an external effect.
TRANSIENT, noun. Something which is transient.
TRANSIENT, noun. (physics) A transient phenomenon, especially an electric current; a very brief surge.
TRANSIENT, noun. (acoustics) A relatively loud, non-repeating signal in an audio waveform which occurs very quickly, such as the attack of a snare drum.
TRANSIENT, noun. A person who passes through a place for a short time; a traveller; a migrant worker
TRANSIENT, noun. An unhoused person
TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK, noun. Alternative spelling of transient ischemic attack
TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK, noun. (medicine) A temporary cessation or reduction of blood supply to part of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours.
TRANSIENT LUMINOUS EVENTS, noun. (astronomy) (meteorology) any of a variety of upper atmospheric optical phenomena associated with thunderstorms

Dictionary definition

TRANSIENT, noun. One who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers".
TRANSIENT, noun. (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load.
TRANSIENT, adjective. Of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind.
TRANSIENT, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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