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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ephem·er·al /ɪˈfɛmrəl, ˈfim; ˈfɛmə, ˈfi-/
 (a.)朝生暮死,短命,短暫的

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ephem·er·al /ɪˈfɛm(ə)rəl, ˈfɪm-/ 形容詞
 (拉ephemerus)短生的,短命的,暫時的,短生植物的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·phem·er·al a.
 1. Beginning and ending in a day; existing only, or no longer than, a day; diurnal; as, an ephemeral flower.
 2. Short-lived; existing or continuing for a short time only. Ephemeral popularity.”
    Sentences not of ephemeral, but of eternal, efficacy.   --Sir J. Stephen.
 Ephemeral fly Zoöl., one of a group of neuropterous insects, belonging to the genus Ephemera and many allied genera, which live in the adult or winged state only for a short time. The larvæ are aquatic; -- called also day fly and May fly.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 E·phem·er·al, n. Anything lasting but a day, or a brief time; an ephemeral plant, insect, etc.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ephemeral
      adj : enduring a very short time; "the ephemeral joys of
            childhood"; "a passing fancy"; "youth's transient
            beauty"; "love is transitory but at is eternal";
            "fugacious blossoms" [syn: passing, short-lived, transient,
             transitory, fugacious]