Meaning of temporary

tem•po•rar•y

Pronunciation: (tem'pu-rer"ē), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -rar•ies.
—adj.
  1. lasting, existing, serving, or effective for a time only; not permanent: a temporary need; a temporary job.
—n.
  1. an office worker hired, usually through an agency on a per diem basis, for a short period of time.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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