temporary

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Temporary is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈtɛmpəɹəɹi/ or /ˈtɛmpəɹi/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈtɛmpəˌɹɛɹi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: tem‧po‧rary

Adjective[change]

Positive
temporary

Comparative
more temporary

Superlative
most temporary

  1. Something is temporary if it's only for a short time.
    A tent was our temporary home after our house burned down in the fire.
    The middle of the floor is a temporary place for these books until I find room for them on the shelf.

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