Lasting, used, serving, or enjoyed for a limited time.
n. pl. tem·po·rar·ies
One that serves for a limited time: an office staffed by temporaries.
[Latin temporārius, from tempus, tempor-, time.]
Synonyms: temporary, acting, interim, provisional
These adjectives mean assuming the duties of another for the time being: a temporary chairperson; the acting dean; an interim administration; a provisional mayor.
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