Transient

transient
Transient 
brE/ˈtrænziənt/ ; NAmE/ˈtrænʃnt/
1.adj. continuing for only a short time
eg. We need to believe all the pain is transient.
2.n. staying or working in a place for only a short time, before moving on
eg. Shenzhen is a city with a large transient population。

Transient就是稍纵即逝的;倏忽的;无常的以及临时旅客;流动短工;暂居者的意思。类似的词语还有 fleeting, temporary。

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