AskDefine | Define transience

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1 an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying [syn: transiency, transitoriness]
2 the attribute of being brief or fleeting [syn: brevity, briefness]

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From transient + -ence


  1. The quality of being transient, temporary, brief or fleeting.


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Transience means passing with time. Something which has the property of transience is said to be transient, or often simply a transient or transient state.
Examples include:
transience in German: Transient
transience in Finnish: Transientti

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