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

 tran·si·to·ry /ˈtræn(t)səˌtori, ˈtrænzə, ˌtɔr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tran·si·to·ry a.  Continuing only for a short time; not enduring; fleeting; evanescent.
    Comfort and succor all those who, in this transitory life, are in trouble.   --Bk. of Com. Prayer.
    It was not the transitory light of a comet, which shines and glows for a wile, and then . . . vanishes into nothing.   --South.
 Transitory action Law, an action which may be brought in any county, as actions for debt, and the like; -- opposed to local action.
 Syn: -- transient; short-lived; brief. See Transient.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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: ephemeral, passing, short-lived,
             transient, fugacious]