Synonyms and related words:
adaptability, adjustability, alterability, brevity, briefness, changeability, changeableness, changefulness, compactness, compendiousness, conciseness, curtness, death rate, death toll, flexibility, fluidity, impermanence, instantaneousness, littleness, lowness, malleability, mobility, modifiability, mortality, mortalness, movability, mutability, nonuniformity, permutability, plasticity, resilience, rubberiness, short time, shortness, succinctness, summariness, suppleness, transitoriness

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  • transience — (n.) 1745; see TRANSIENT (Cf. transient) + ENCE (Cf. ence) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • transience — transient ► ADJECTIVE 1) lasting only for a short time. 2) staying or working in a place for a short time only. ► NOUN ▪ a transient person. DERIVATIVES transience noun transiency noun transiently adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Transience (Arthur C Clarke short story) — Transience is a doomsday short story by Arthur C. Clarke.Probably the most interesting aspect of this story is its opening part reluctant exploration of the surrounding world by a little child in a way that reminds of the first story in .The… …   Wikipedia

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  • transience — /tran sheuhns, zheuhns, zee euhns/, n. transient state or quality. Also, transiency. [1735 45; TRANSI(ENT) + ENCE] * * * …   Universalium

  • transience — noun a) The quality of being transient, temporary, brief or fleeting. b) An impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying. Syn: transiency, impermanence …   Wiktionary

  • transience — tran·sience || trænʃns / trænzɪəns n. temporariness, impermanence …   English contemporary dictionary

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