The characteristic of being temporary.

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  • Temporariness — Tem po*ra*ri*ness, n. The quality or state of being temporary; opposed to perpetuity. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • temporariness — temporary ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting for only a limited period. ► NOUN (pl. temporaries) ▪ a person employed on a temporary basis. DERIVATIVES temporarily adverb temporariness noun. ORIGIN Latin temporarius, from tempus time …   English terms dictionary

  • temporariness — noun see temporary I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • temporariness — See temporarily. * * * …   Universalium

  • temporariness — tem·po·rar·i·ness || tempÉ™rÉ™rɪnɪs / prÉ™ n. impermanence, transitoriness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • temporariness — tem·po·rar·i·ness …   English syllables

  • temporariness — noun the property of lasting only a short time • Derivationally related forms: ↑temporary • Hypernyms: ↑impermanence, ↑impermanency …   Useful english dictionary

  • temporary — I. adjective Etymology: Latin temporarius, from tempor , tempus time Date: circa 1564 lasting for a limited time • temporariness noun II. noun (plural raries) Date: 1848 one serving for a limited time …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • R. A. K. Mason — MASON, R.A.K. (1905–71), was New Zealand’s ‘first wholly original, unmistakably gifted poet’ (Allen *Curnow).He was born in Penrose, Auckland, the son of New Zealand–born parents and, on his mother’s Irish Kells side, the grandson of 1840s… …   Wikipedia

  • temporality — /tem peuh ral i tee/, n., pl. temporalities. 1. temporal character or nature; temporariness. 2. something temporal. 3. Usually, temporalities. a worldly or secular possession, revenue, or the like, as of the church or clergy. [1350 1400; ME… …   Universalium

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