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Meaning & Definition of Temporary in English

English

Temporary

/tɛmpərɛri/

noun

1. A worker (especially in an office) hired on a temporary basis

    synonym:
  • temp
  • ,
  • temporary
  • ,
  • temporary worker

adjective

1. Not permanent

  • Not lasting
  • "Politics is an impermanent factor of life"- james thurber
  • "Impermanent palm cottages"
  • "A temperary arrangement"
  • "Temporary housing"
    synonym:
  • impermanent
  • ,
  • temporary

2. Lacking continuity or regularity

  • "An irregular worker"
  • "Employed on a temporary basis"
    synonym:
  • irregular
  • ,
  • temporary

Examples of using

Don't worry. It's only temporary.
Following the docking failure of an unmanned Russian freighter to the International Space Station, its partners are considering a temporary mothballing of the station.
You must be the temporary we asked for.