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

 tran·sient /-ʃ(i)ənt, ziənt, si; ʒənt, ʤənt/

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

 tran·sient /ˈtrænzɪənt, ˈtrænʧənt/ 形容詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology

 瞬時 暫態

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tran·sient a.
 1. Passing before the sight or perception, or, as it were, moving over or across a space or scene viewed, and then disappearing; hence, of short duration; not permanent; not lasting or durable; not stationary; passing; fleeting; brief; transitory; as, transient pleasure. “Measured this transient world.”
 2. Hasty; momentary; imperfect; brief; as, a transient view of a landscape.
 3. Staying for a short time; not regular or permanent; as, a transient guest; transient boarders. [Colloq. U. S.]
 Syn: -- Transient, Transitory, Fleeting.
 Usage: Transient represents a thing as brief at the best; transitory, as liable at any moment to pass away. Fleeting goes further, and represents it as in the act of taking its flight. Life is transient; its joys are transitory; its hours are fleeting.
    What is loose love? A transient gust.   --Pope
 If [we love] transitory things, which soon decay,
 Age must be loveliest at the latest day.   --Donne.
 O fleeting joys
 Of Paradise, dear bought with lasting woes.   --Milton.
 -- Tran*sient*ly adv. -- Tran*sient*ness, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tran·sient, n. That which remains but for a brief time.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind [syn: transeunt]
             [ant: immanent]
      2: 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: ephemeral, passing, short-lived, transitory,
      n 1: one who stays for only a short time; "transient laborers"
      2: (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a
         sudden change of voltage or current or load