Tem·po·ra·ry a. Lasting for a time only; existing or continuing for a limited time; not permanent; as, the patient has obtained temporary relief.
Temporary government of the city. --Motley.
Temporary star. Astron. See under Star.
adj 1: not permanent; not lasting; "politics is an impermanent
factor of life"- James Thurber; "impermanent palm
cottages"; "a temperary arrangement"; "temporary
housing" [syn: impermanent] [ant: permanent]
2: lacking continuity or regularity; "an irregular worker";
"employed on a temporary basis" [syn: irregular]